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Meaning and name origin
Lawrence \la(w)-ren-ce, lawr(e)-nce\ as a boy's name is pronounced LAR-ens, LOR-ens. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Lawrence is "from Laurentum". Laurentum was a city south of Rome known for its laurel trees. The name was borne by a popular saint, and was brought to Britain with the Norman Conquest. Lawrence is a later English form of Laurence. See also Laurean, Lorne, and Renzo. Actors Laurence Olivier, Laurence Fishburne; band leader Lawrence Welk; football player Lawrence Taylor; author Laurence Van Der Post; opera singer Lauritz Melchior; impresario Lorenz Ziegfeld.
Lawrence has 46 variant forms: Larance, Laranz, Larenz, Larrance, Larrence, Larrens, Larrey, Larry, Lars, Laurance, Lauren, Laurence, Laurens, Laurent, Laurentios, Laurentius, Laurenz, Laurie, Laurits, Lauritz, Lavrans, Lavrens, Lawrance, Lawrey, Lawrie, Lawry, Lenci, Lon, Lonny, Lorance, Lorant, Loren, Lorenc, Lorence, Lorencz, Lorens, Lorentz, Lorenz, Lorenzen, Lorenzo, Lorin, Loritz, Lorrence, Lorrenz, Lorry and Lowrance.
For more information, see also the related boy name Larron.
Lawrence is a very popular first name for males (#63 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#192 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lawrence for boys (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Lawrence and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Larry, Lars, Lauren, Laurence, Lawrence, Lon, Lonny, Loren, Lorenz, Lorenzo, Lorin and Lorne. (2015 statistics).
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