LAWRENCE
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
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.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Laurence, Lauren
DIMINUTIVES: Larrie, Larry, Laurie, Lawrie, Laz, Loren, Lorin
FEMININE FORMS: Lauren, Laurencia
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), 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), Lorenzo (Spanish), Lars, Lorens (Swedish)
Popularity
United States  ranked #453 
England/Wales  ranked #411