[ 2 syll. lau-rie, la-ur-ie ] The baby girl name Laurie is also used as a boy name, though it is more popular for girls. It is pronounced LAA-Riy- or LAOR-iy- †. Laurie's origin is Latin, and its use, English.
Laurie is an English familiar form of Laura.
Laurie is also an English familiar form of the English and French Lauren.
Laurie is also a form of the English Lori.
Laurie is uncommon as a baby girl name. At the height of its usage in 1962, 0.526% of baby girls were named Laurie. It was #42 in rank then. The baby name has seen a substantial decline in popularity since then, and is used only on an infrequent scale now. In 2018, within the family of girl names directly related to Laurie, Lauren was the most regularly used. Although Laurie is today more frequently used for baby girls, there was a period prior to 1900 when more boys were given the name. After 1908, increasingly the name became more popular with baby girls than with boys. In 1934, 60% more baby girls than boys were given the name Laurie.
† Pronunciation for Laurie: 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)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)"
A famous person named Laurie is TV Newscaster, Laurie Dhue.