[ 2 syll. lau-ren, la-ur-en ] The baby girl name Lauren is also used as a boy name, though the use for girls is far more popular. It is pronounced LAOR-ehN †. Lauren's origin is Latin, and its use, English and French. The name was first made famous by the American actress and Humphrey Bogart's wife, Lauren Bacall (1924-).
In addition, Lauren is a form of Laura in the English and French languages.
The name Lauren is widely used; it has 51 forms. Forms of the name include L'Wren, Lareen, Laren, Larena, Larentia, Larentina, Larenzina, Larin, Larran, Larren, Larrin, Larryn, Larrynn, Larsina, Larsine, Laryn, Laureen, Laureena, Laurena, Laurence, Laurene, Laurenne, Laurentia, Laurentina, Lauri, Laurian, Laurien, Laurine, Laurynn, and Lawren. Other English forms include the familiar form Laurie, and the spelling variants Lauran, Laurin (used in German and as well), Laurren, Lauryn, Loren, Lorin, and Lorren.
Lauren is a popular baby girl name. The name grew in popularity from the 1940s up to the 1980s; prior to that, it was of only very modest use. At the height of its usage in 1989, 1.057% of baby girls were named Lauren. It was #9 in rank then. The baby name has steeply dropped in popularity since then. In 2018, it ranked at #171 with a usage of 0.092%, but it was nevertheless the most popular within all girl names in its family. Lauren was used 82% more than the 2nd most popular name, Laura, in 2018. Although Lauren is used more commonly as a baby girl name today, there was a period prior to 1944 that it was more popular with boys. After 1945, increasingly the name became more popular with baby girls than with boys. In 1989, 165 times more baby girls than boys were given the name Lauren.
Baby names that sound like Lauren include Lauryn, Lawren, Loren, Lorenn, Laraene, Larain, Laraine, Lareen, Lareine, Lareyne, Larin, Larmyne, Larraine, Larrin, Larryn, Larrynn, Laryn, Lauraine, Laurane, and Lauranne.
† 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)"
Details of famous persons named Lauren:
Actress Lauren Bacall, born Betty Joan Perske September 16, 1924, New York City, New York.
Model Lauren Hutton, born Mary Lawrence Hutton 17 November 1944, Charleston, South Carolina.
Political Relative Lauren Bush.