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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. lo-REHN-tso(Italian)
lo-REHN-tho(European Spanish)
lo-REHN-so(Latin American Spanish)
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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)

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

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