PRONOUNCED: LAWR-ənts [key]
Meaning & History
Variant of LAURENCE (1)
. This spelling of the name is now more common than Laurence
in the English-speaking world, probably because Lawrence
is the usual spelling of the surname. The surname was borne by the author and poet D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930), as well as the revolutionary T. E. Lawrence (1888-1935), who was known as Lawrence of Arabia.
OTHER LANGUAGES: 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), Laurent, Laurentin, Enzo (French), Lourens (Frisian), Lars, Laurenz, Lorenz, Lenz (German), Lavrentios (Greek), Lőrinc (Hungarian), Lárus (Icelandic), Labhrás (Irish), Lorenzo, Enzo, Loris, Renzo (Italian), 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), Lorenzo (Spanish), Lars, Lorens (Swedish)
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