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Gender: male/female
Pronunciation: LAWR-en
Meaning: crowned with laurel
Related Names: Lara, Laryn, Laura, Laurean, Laureana, Laurenz, Laurie, Lauryn, Lawrence, Loren, Lori

Length: 6 Gender: {{#if male/female



Rank in 2000s: 16


Name: lauren Origin: French,, Meaning (no case): crowned with laurel

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Lauren is a French girl name meaning "crowned with laurel." The Latin root means "the bay, or laurel plant."

It derives from the early Roman female name Laurentia. Lauren is considered a Biblical name. Lauren is the feminine form of Lawrence, but may also be a variant of Laura. [1]


Lauren can be both a girl's and boy's name. It first appeared on the top 1000 most popular girls names in 1945, and popularity in the United States has held steady since 1980. In 2006, Lauren was ranked the 24th most popular girl's name.

As a boy’s name, Lauren was relatively popular in the early twentieth century, but it has not appeared on the top 1000 chart since 1989. [1]

Lauren is also a common surname. It ranked at number 23,079 on the list of most common surnames. Most people with the last name Lauren are to be found in New York, followed by California and Florida. [1]

The popularity of the name Lauren in other countries [1]:

  • 2nd - as a girl's name in Northern Ireland (2001)
  • 19th - as a girl's name in Ireland (2005)
  • 20th - as a girl's name in Canada (BC) (2005)
  • 23rd - as a girl's name in Scotland (2006)
  • 38th - as a girl's name in Britain (2006)
  • 38th - as a girl's name in England (2006)
  • 45th - as a girl's name in Australia (NSW) (2006)
  • 55th - as a girl's name in New Zealand (2003)
  • 136th - as a girl's name in Belgium (2005)


  • Ralph Lauren was Born Ralph Lifshitz in the Bronx, New York. Lauren founded the company Polo Fashions in 1968. [1]
  • Linda Lauren is a Psychic Medium in New Jersey. She has been a professional psychic since assisting law enforcement in a murder investigation dating back to 1978. [1]


Towns in the United States with Lauren in their name:

  • Laurens, Iowa
  • Laurens, New York
  • Laurens, South Carolina [1]

Television characters named Lauren:

  • Lauren Riley (The Shield)
  • Lauren Cassidy (Judging Amy)
  • Lauren Davis (Boston Public)
  • Lauren Fenmore Baldwin (The Young and the Restless)
  • Lauren Miller (Family Ties)
  • Lauren Reed (Alias)
  • Lauren Sharpe Daniels Channing (Falcon Crest)

Film characters named Lauren:

  • Lauren Gustafson (Heat)
  • Lauren (Green Card)
  • Lauren Madden (Cast Away)
  • Lauren Wando (Dante’s Peak)[1]


Celebrity babies named Lauren:

Celebrities with Lauren as a last name:


Authors: JL Perry and Sarena Emily Levinson

Facts about LaurenRDF feed
Gender male/female  +
Length 6  +
Meaning crowned with laurel  +
Meaningnc crowned with laurel  +
Name lauren  +
Origin French  +
Popularity 1  +
Pronunciation LAWR-en  +
Rank in 2000s 16  +
Related Lara  +, Laryn  +, Laura  +, Laurean  +, Laureana  +, Laurenz  +, Laurie  +, Lauryn  +, Lawrence  +, Loren  +, and Lori  +
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