[ 2 syll. lau-ren, la-ur-en ] The baby boy name Lauren is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. Its pronunciation is LAOR-ehN †. Lauren is used predominantly in the English language and its origin is Latin. Lauren is a variant of the name Laurence (English and French).
Lauren is rare as a baby name for boys. At the modest peak of its usage in 1937, 0.008% of baby boys were given the name Lauren. It ranked at #624 then. The baby name has since experienced a fall in popularity, and is currently of sporadic use. Out of all boy names in its group, Lauren was nonetheless the most regularly used in 2012. Though Lauren is more popular as a girl name today, there was a period before 1944 that it was given more often to boys. From 1945 on, increasingly more girls than boys were named Lauren. In 1989, the name Lauren was given to 165 times as many girls than boys.
Baby names that sound like Lauren include Lawren (English), Loren (English), Laran, Laren, Larin, Larmen, Larmine, Larmyne, Larone, Larrmen, Larrmine, Larrmyne, Larron, Larrone, Lauran, Laurent (French), Laurin, Lawrien, LeeRon (English), and Leeran (Hebrew).
† Pronunciation for Lauren: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"