Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. lo-REHN-tso(Italian) lo-REHN-tho(European Spanish) lo-REHN-so(Latin American Spanish)  [key·IPA]

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.

Related Names

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, Lasse, Laurids, Laurits, Lauritz, Lorens(Danish) Lars, Laurens, Lourens, Lau, Rens(Dutch) Laurence, Lawrence, Larrie, Larry, Lauren, Laurie, Laz, Loren, Lorin, Lorrin(English) Lawrie(English (British)) 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) 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) Lars, Lasse, Lorens(Swedish)
Surname DescendantsDe Laurentis, De Lorenzo(Italian) Lorenzo(Spanish)


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   serious  

Name Days

Italy: July 21
Italy: July 22
Italy: August 10
Italy: September 3
Spain: July 21
Spain: August 10
Spain: September 28


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


Entry updated February 28, 2019