Lawrence
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Lawrence is, like the name Olivia, derived from the laurel tree, and can either mean "symbol of peace" or "laurel bearer".
-- OBiancardi  4/1/2005
I think Lawrence is a strong, masculine name.
-- BrendanMcC.  6/16/2006
I've always pronounced it LAW-rents. Never heard of LO-rents. [noted -ed]
-- Mithos514  6/19/2006
Famous bearer: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, Union Civil War colonel of the 20th Maine Regment.
-- Anonymous User  1/31/2007
Famous bearer: England rugby player Lawrence Dallaglio.
-- Anonymous User  12/9/2007
Lawrence is a nice name, but I prefer (love) the spelling Laurence.
-- Anonymous User  3/19/2008
A famous bearer is retired American Hall of Fame football player Lawrence Taylor (born February 4, 1959), playing his entire careers as a linebacker for the New York Giants in the National Football League. He's a two-time Super Bowl champion as well.
-- AndrewJKD  4/13/2008
The lead singer of the '80s English band Felt is called Lawrence. He never uses any other name in production credits, though his surname is Hayward. Because of this, this name always reminds me very strongly of him.
-- elizabethwoolf  1/12/2010
Lawrence Alloway (1926-1990) was a British critic and curator who coined the term 'Pop art'.

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) was a Dutch-born painter who lived in London. He became a knight.
-- Anonymous User  7/9/2011
It reminds me of lawyers, which is not a bad assosciation.
-- Meapergirl  11/5/2011
I like the name Lawrence... but hate the nickname Larry. Lawrence is a nice name. A nickname would not do it justice.
-- blueeyesparkle  4/11/2013
Nobody mentioned friar Lawrence from Romeo and Juliet?
-- Anonymous User  6/17/2013
It would be interesting to know if the Lawrence family got our coat of arms before or, after St. George.
-- abcdefgh  7/30/2016
Lawrence Kiyoshi Shinoda was a noted American automotive designer who was best known for his work on the Chevrolet Corvette and Ford Mustang. He was born in Los Angeles, California to parents who were both Japanese immigrants: Kiyoshi Shinoda arrived in the US when he was 12, and Hide Watanabe when she was 1. Larry had a sister, Grace, that was six years older than him, who was also artistically inclined. He grew up in Southern California where he started developing his artistic talents in grade school. Kiyoshi died when Larry was 12. He was interned with his sister, mother, uncle, two aunts and a grandmother by the U.S. government during WW II under U.S. Executive Order 9066 into a "War Relocation Camp" at Manzanar, California.
-- cutenose  6/29/2017

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