[ 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).
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.
† 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.