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PronouncedPron.lo-REN-tso Italian
lo-REN-tho European Spanish
lo-REN-so Latin American Spanish

Meaning & History

Italian and Spanish form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)). Lorenzo de' Medici (1449-1492), known as the Magnificent, was a ruler of Florence during the Renaissance. He was also a great patron of the arts who employed Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli and other famous artists.
DiminutivesEnzo, Loris, Renzo Italian Renzo Spanish (Latin American)
Feminine FormsLorenza Italian Lorenza Spanish
Other Languages & CulturesLaurentius Ancient Roman Llorenç Catalan Lovre, Lovrenco, Lovro Croatian Vavřinec Czech Lars, Lorens, Lasse, Laurits, Lauritz Danish Lars, Laurens, Lourens, Lau, Rens Dutch Laurence, Lawrence, Larrie, Larry, Lauren, Laurie, Lawrie, Laz, Loren, Lorin, Lorrin English Lars, Lari, Lasse, Lassi, Lauri Finnish Laurent French Lourens Frisian Lars, Laurenz, Lorenz, Lenz German Lavrentios Greek Lőrinc Hungarian Lárus Icelandic Labhrás Irish 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 Lars, Lorens, Lasse Swedish


Bust of Lorenzo de Medici by Verrocchio (1480)Bust of Lorenzo de Medici by Verrocchio (1480)


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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute