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Laurence Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Laurence is of Latin origin.

The meaning of Laurence is "from Laurentum, Italy".  

It is also of English and French origin, where its meaning is "of Laurentum".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 2254 in baby name popularity for boys with 59 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Laurence Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Laurence has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Laurence to other names.


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Related Names

The names Labhrainn, Labhras, Labhruinn, Lars, Larus, Lasse, Lauren, Laurencia, Laurendi, Laurens, Laurentzi, Lauri, Lorenc, Lorence, Lorencio, Lorens, Lorenz, Lorenzo, Lourenco are all forms of Laurence.

Laurence has the diminutives (nicknames) Larkin, Larry.

Other Tidbits

Laurence falls into the place name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Laurence Olivier.

Name Fun

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Just for fun, see the name Laurence in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Laurence in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.