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Subject: Re: origin of my name
Author: ADT   (Authenticated as ADT)
Date: October 4, 2005 at 7:39:18 PM
Reply to: Re: origin of my name by Lorena
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LORENA
Gender: Feminine
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Latinized form of LAUREN

LAUREN
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English
Pronounced: LOR-en [key]
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Feminine form of LAURENCE (1). First popularized by Betty Jean Perske, who used Lauren Bacall as her stage name.

LAURENCE (1)
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From the Roman cognomen Laurentius, which meant "of Laurentum". Laurentum was a city in ancient Italy, its name probably deriving from Latin laurus "laurel". Saint Laurence was a 3rd-century deacon and martyr from Rome. According to tradition he was roasted alive on a gridiron because, when ordered to hand over the church's treasures, he presented the sick and poor.

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