Gender Masculine & Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. LAWR-ən
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Meaning & History

Either a short form of Laurence 1 (masculine) or a variant of Lauren (feminine).

Related Names

DiminutiveLaz
Feminine FormsLauren, Lauryn, Lorena, Lorin
Masculine FormsLauren, Laurence, Lawrence
Other Languages & CulturesLaurentia, Laurentius(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) Laurence, Laurent(French) Lourens(Frisian) Lars, Lorenz, Laurenz, 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, Lasse, Laurits, Lauritz, Lorens(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, Lasse, Lorens(Swedish)

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Entry updated October 11, 2012