Larry - Meaning of Larry
[ 2 syll. lar-ry, la-rry ] The baby boy name Larry is pronounced LAA-Riy- or LEY-R-iy- †. Larry is of Latin origin and it is predominantly used in the English language. Larry is a diminutive of the English Lawrence and a diminutive of the English and French Laurence.
See also the related form, the English Larnell.
Larry is an all-time favorite. At present it is still a somewhat popular baby boy name, but to a lesser degree than it was before. At the peak of its usage in 1947, 1.880% of baby boys were given the name Larry. It had a ranking of #10 then. The baby name has suffered a steep decline in frequency since then, and is used only on a modest scale today. In 2018, it ranked at #706 with a usage of 0.018%. Out of the family of boy names directly linked to Larry, Lawrence was the most frequently used. It was more regularly used than Larry by 69% in 2018. The name Larry has been mainly given to boys, although it has also been used as a girl name in the last century. There were 204 times more boys than girls who were named Larry in 1956.
† Pronunciation for Larry: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)"
Details of famous persons named Larry:
Actor Larry Hagman, born 21 September 1931, Fort Worth, Texas.
Comedian Larry David, born 2 July 1947, Brooklyn, New York.
Rodeo Champion Larry Mahan, born 21 November 1943, Salem, Oregon.
TV Personality Larry King, born Lawrence Harvey Ziegler 19 November 1933, Brooklyn, New York.
US Senator Larry Craig, born 20 July 1945, Near Midvale, Idaho.