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Can also be pronounced LAWR-ee.
-- Ciarda  9/5/2005
The nickname of Theodore Laurence in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women.
-- Sera M.  10/7/2005
Eugh! My name is Lauren and people are always trying to shorten it to Laurie and I HATE it! It sounds too much like Lorry (as in a truck).
-- Anonymous User  2/17/2006
A famous bearer is American artist/musician Laurie Anderson (b. 1947).
-- Caprice  6/5/2006
Laurie (Laurence) Odell is the hero of The Charioteer by Mary Renault.
-- Marauder  12/7/2006
I like Laurie as a nickname for Lawrence rather than a first name for a girl. Laurie sounds so much better then Larry.
-- Missy  4/21/2007
I would recommend naming any little girl Laurie.
-- Anonymous User  5/14/2007
Laurie Halse Anderson is an author who wrote the books Speak, Fever 1793, and Catalyst.
-- bibi66  6/6/2007
Famous bearer: Hugh Laurie, a British actor who has starred in numerous TV-shows and movies such as Blackadder, Jeeves and Wooster, A Bit Of Fry and Laurie, Stuart Little, and House M.D.
-- Anonymous User  6/14/2007
Laurie R. King is an Edgar-award winning writer who has authored a best-selling series of Sherlock Holmes pastiches (focused on an original character, Mary Russell), as well as a series focused on a (fictional) San Francisco cop named Kate Martinelli.
-- Kaia  9/23/2007
A famous bearer is American actress Lauren "Laurie" Ophelia Metcalf (born June 16, 1955). She's best known for her role as Jackie Harris on the sitcom 'Roseanne', winning 3 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 1992, 1993, and 1994. She is also known for several stage productions in Chicago, Illinois.
-- AndrewJKD  4/7/2008
More boys should be called Laurie! I've only ever met one, and it's so charming and unexpected. You somehow can't imagine a Laurie in a pub brawl.

Seems like it's a girls' name in America, but I've never heard of a female Laurie in the UK.
-- aquamarina  4/18/2008
In addition to LAWR-ee, it is often pronounced LOHR-ee.
-- Akua Topaz  7/16/2008
I love this name for both girls and boys, but if it's for a girl it should be pronounced LAW-ree, and for a boy pronounced like Lorry.
-- Laurisgirl  8/16/2008
I used to think this name was so gross. But now, since I met my future step-mom, who is Laurie, I think of her and it really makes me like the name. My impression is much better now, and I'd recommend the name for any little girl!
-- Anonymous User  11/29/2008
Laurie was the main character in the haunting book The Wave. She was very smart and independent and was one of the few who stood up for her beliefs. There was also a popular song in the 1800s called Annie Laurie. I think this is a pretty name and a better variation of Laura than the too-popular Lauren.
-- britto08  3/21/2009
One of the main characters in the graphic novel/major motion picture Watchmen was Laurel Jane Juspeczyk, also known as Laurie.
-- Colbol  3/31/2009
It's my mom's name. Very popular for her birth year. It's nice. I think it looks a lot classier than 'Lori'.
-- Aureliano  3/2/2010
Laurie is the name of the lead-female role in the Roger's and Hammerstein's "Oklamhoma". Musical in Technicolor:)
-- JW41926  4/12/2010
This name is also used in The Netherlands, mostly for females (on males, it is virtually unique). People also use the variant spelling Laury there, but that one is nowhere as common as Laurie. [noted -ed]
-- Lucille  6/16/2010
Laurie Strode was a heroine in the "Halloween" horror franchise.
-- Meadow  1/7/2011
The spelling used for the lead female character in "Oklahoma!" is Laurey. I've never met an actual person with this spelling, but I do prefer it to Laurie.
-- abjrex  10/29/2011
Laurie is the second name of English singer Adele (her full name is Adele Laurie Blue Adkins).
-- Erme Ioainna  9/29/2013
This is my moms name, however she spells it Lori. And I think it's a cute and spunky name for a little boy (Laurie).
-- igoesrawrOMG  4/13/2014
Laurie Brett is a Scottish actress.
-- Anonymous User  7/16/2015

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