Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. LAWR-əns
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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.

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VariantsLauren, Laurence
DiminutivesLarrie, Larry, Laurie, Laz, Loren, Lorin, Lorrin(English) Lawrie(English (British))
Other Languages & CulturesLaurentius(Ancient Roman) Llorenç(Catalan) Lovre, Lovrenco, Lovro(Croatian) Vavřinec(Czech) Lars, Lasse, Laurits, Lauritz, Lorens(Danish) Lars, Laurens, Lourens, Lau, Rens(Dutch) Lauri(Estonian) Lars, Lari, Lasse, Lassi, Lauri(Finnish) Laurent(French) Lourens(Frisian) Lavrenti(Georgian) Lars, Lorenz, Laurenz, Lenz(German) Lavrentios(Greek) Lőrinc(Hungarian) Lárus(Icelandic) Labhrás(Irish) Lorenzo, Enzo, Loris, Renzo(Italian) Lor(Limburgish) Laurynas(Lithuanian) Larkin, Law(Medieval English) Lars(Medieval Scandinavian) Lorencio(Medieval Spanish) Lars, Lasse, Laurits, Lauritz, Lorens(Norwegian) Wawrzyniec(Polish) Lourenço(Portuguese) Laurențiu(Romanian) Lavrenti, Lavrentiy, Lavrenty(Russian) Labhrann(Scottish Gaelic) Vavrinec(Slovak) Lovrenc, Lovro(Slovene) Lorenzo(Spanish) Renzo(Spanish (Latin American)) Lars, Lasse, Lorens(Swedish)

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Entry updated January 22, 2019