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Larkin Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Larkin is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Larkin is "rough, fierce".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "from Laurentum, Italy".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 3111 in baby name popularity for boys with 36 occurrences.  It ranked 2228 in popular baby names for girls with 84 occurrences. 

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Larkin is a diminutive (nickname) of Laurence.

Other Tidbits

Larkin falls into the place name category.

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Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.