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GenderFeminine & Masculine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.LAWR-ən
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Meaning & History

Variant or feminine form of LAURENCE (1). Originally a masculine name, it was first popularized as a feminine name by actress Betty Jean Perske (1924-), who used Lauren Bacall as her stage name.
Feminine FormsLauryn, Loren, Lorena, Laryn
Other Languages & CulturesLaurentia, Laurentius Ancient Roman Llorenç Catalan Lovre, Lovrenco, Lovro Croatian Vavřinec Czech Lars, Lorens, Lasse, Laurits, Lauritz Danish Lars, Laurens, Lourens, Lau, Rens Dutch Lars, Lari, Lasse, Lassi, Lauri Finnish Laurence, Laurent French Lourens Frisian Lars, Laurenz, Lorenz, Lenz German Lavrentios Greek Lőrinc Hungarian Lárus Icelandic Labhrás Irish Lorenza, Lorenzo, Enzo, Loris, Renza, Renzo Italian 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 Lorenza, Lorenzo Spanish Renzo Spanish (Latin American) Lars, Lorens, Lasse Swedish

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Entry updated October 11, 2012   Contribute