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Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. law-REHN-ə
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Meaning & History

Latinized form of LAUREN. This name was first brought to public attention in America by the song 'Lorena' (1856), written by Joseph Webster, who was said to have created the name as an anagram of LENORE (from the character in Poe's poem 'The Raven').
Masculine FormsLauren, Laurence, Lawrence
Other Languages & CulturesLaurentia(Ancient Roman) Laurence(French) Lorenza, Renza(Italian) Lorenza(Spanish)
Same SpellingLorena (1)

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