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What does Lawrence mean?

Meaning of the name LawrenceLorenzoLawsonLarryLaurieLaurenceLauranceLawranceLorenzLaryLorinLarsLorneLorenLaurenLauraLawerenceLonnieLannyLonLonnyLoran

[ 2 syll. law-ren-ce, la-wre-nce ] The baby boy name Lawrence is pronounced as LAOR-ehNTS †. Lawrence has its origins in the Latin language and it is used largely in English. Lawrence is a spelling variant of Laurence (English and French).

The diminutives Larry (English) and Laurie (English), and the spelling variants Laurance (English) and Lawrance (English) are forms of the name.

Lawrence is an all-time favorite. Currently it is still rather popular as a baby boy name, but not to the degree it was in the past. Its usage peaked in 1949 with 0.568% of baby boys being named Lawrence. It had a ranking of #32 then. The baby name has experienced a substantial drop in popularity since then, and is in recent times of only modest use. In 2018, it ranked at #498 with a usage of 0.030%, but it was nevertheless the most popular among all boy names in its family. Lawrence was 69% more frequently used than the subsequent ranked name, Larry, in 2018.

Baby names that sound like Lawrence include Laurance, Laurence, Laurentz, Laurentij, Laurentzi, Lorenzo, Laurentius, and Lorens.

† Pronunciation for Lawrence: 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)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"

A famous person named Lawrence is TV Personality, Larry King, born Lawrence Harvey Ziegler 19 November 1933, Brooklyn, New York.


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