Laurie - Meaning of Laurie
[ 2 syll. lau-rie, la-ur-ie ] The baby boy name Laurie is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being more common. It is pronounced as LAA-Riy- or LAOR-iy- †. Laurie is used chiefly in the English language and it is derived from Latin origins. Laurie is a diminutive form of the name Lawrence (English) as well as a diminutive form of the name Laurence (English and French).
Laurie is unusual as a baby name for boys. In 1900, 0.007% of baby boys were given the name Laurie. It ranked at #822 then. The baby name has since fallen in popularity, and is today of irregular use. In 2018, among the group of boy names directly linked to Laurie, Lawrence was the most widely used. Though Laurie is more popular as a girl name today, there was a period before 1900 that it was given more often to boys. From 1908 on, increasingly more girls than boys were named Laurie. In 1934, the name Laurie was given to 60% more girls than boys.
† 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)"