Laurence - Meaning of Laurence
[ 2 syll. lau-ren-ce, la-ure-nce ] The baby girl name Laurence is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being far more popular. It is pronounced as LAOR-ehNTS or LowRAHNZ †. Laurence is of Latin origin. It is used mainly in French and English. The name Laurence means 'person from Laurentum'. See Laurence for more information.
In addition, Laurence is a form of Laura in the French language.
Laurence is also a form of the English and French Lauren.
Forms of Laurence include the name Laurencia, the name Laurenco, the name Laurens, the name Laurent, the name Laurentana, the name Laurentia, the name Laurentina, the name Lavrenti, the name Lawrencia, and the Spanish Lorenzia.
Laurence is not commonly used as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names. Among the family of girl names directly related to Laurence, Lauren was the most frequently used in 2018. Laurence has in the last century been mainly given to boys.
Baby names that sound like Laurence include Laronda, Laurens, Loring, Lorrna, Laraina, Laranca, Larena, Larentia, Larhonda, Larinda, Larmina, Laryna, Laurana, Laureana, Laurencia, Laurenco, Laurenda, Laurina, Lawrencia, and Liriena.
† Pronunciation for Laurence: 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)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)"