Given Name LAUREN

GENDER: Feminine & Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: LAWR-ən  [details]

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.
DIMINUTIVES: Larrie, Larry, Laurie, Laz, Loren, Lorin, Lorrin
FEMININE FORMS: Lauryn, Loren, Lorena, Laryn
MASCULINE FORMS: Laurence, Lawrence, Larrie, Larry, Laurie, Loren, Lorin
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Laurentia, Laurentius (Ancient Roman), Llorenç (Catalan), Lovre, Lovrenco, Lovro (Croatian), Vavřinec (Czech), Lars, Lorens, Lasse, Laurits, Lauritz (Danish), Lars, Laurens, Lourens, Lau, Rens (Dutch), Lars, Lari, Lasse, Lassi, Lauri (Finnish), Laurence, Laurent (French), Lourens (Frisian), Lars, Laurenz, Lorenz, Lenz (German), Lavrentios (Greek), Lőrinc (Hungarian), Lárus (Icelandic), Labhrás (Irish), Lorenza, Lorenzo, Enzo, Loris, Renza, Renzo (Italian), Lau, Lor (Limburgish), Laurynas (Lithuanian), Larkin, Law (Medieval English), Lars (Medieval Scandinavian), Lorencio (Medieval Spanish), Lars, Lorens, Lasse, Laurits, Lauritz (Norwegian), Wawrzyniec (Polish), Lourenço (Portuguese), Laurențiu (Romanian), Lavrenti, Lavrentiy, Lavrenty (Russian), Labhrainn (Scottish), Vavrinec (Slovak), Lovrenc, Lovro (Slovene), Lorenza, Lorenzo (Spanish), Renzo (Spanish (Latin American)), Lars, Lorens, Lasse (Swedish)


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Entry updated October 11, 2012