LAUREN
GENDER: Feminine & Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: LAWR-ən   [key]
Meaning & History
Variant or feminine form of LAURENCE (1). Originally a masculine name, it was first popularized as a feminine name by actress Betty Jean Perske (1924-), who used Lauren Bacall as her stage name.
Related Names
MASCULINE FORMS: Laurence, Lawrence
OTHER LANGUAGES: Laurentia, Laurentinus, Laurentius (Ancient Roman), Llorenç (Catalan), Lovre, Lovrenco, Lovro (Croatian), Vavřinec (Czech), Lars, Lorens, Laurits, Lauritz (Danish), Lars, Laurens, Lourens, Lau, Rens (Dutch), Lars (Finnish), Laurence, Laurent, Laurentin, Enzo (French), Lourens (Frisian), Lars, Laurenz, Lorenz, Lenz (German), Lavrentios (Greek), Lőrinc (Hungarian), Lárus (Icelandic), Labhrás (Irish), Lorenza, Lorenzo, Enzo, Loris, Renzo (Italian), Laurynas (Lithuanian), Larkin, Law (Medieval English), Lars (Medieval Scandinavian), Lorencio (Medieval Spanish), Lars, Lorens, Laurits, Lauritz (Norwegian), Wawrzyniec (Polish), Lourenço (Portuguese), Laurențiu (Romanian), Lavrenti, Lavrentiy, Lavrenty (Russian), Labhrainn (Scottish), Vavrinec (Slovak), Lovrenc, Lovro (Slovene), Lorenza, Lorenzo (Spanish), Lars, Lorens (Swedish)
Popularity
United States  ranked #72 
England/Wales  ranked #103 
Canada (BC)  ranked #58 
Australia (NSW)  ranked #98 
Belgium  - 
France  - 
Ireland  ranked #23 
Netherlands  ranked #71 
New Zealand  - 
Northern Ireland  ranked #55 
Scotland  ranked #57