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Gender: male/female
Pronunciation: LAWR-ense, lawr-uhns
Meaning: laurel
Related Names: Labhras, Larrie, Larry, Laurenz, Lawerence, Lawrence, Lorenz, Lorenza, Lorenzo, Lubhras

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Name: laurence Origin: French,, Meaning (no case): laurel




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ORIGIN AND HISTORY

Laurence derives from Laurentius (Latin), meaning "man from Laurentum," the name of a town in Latium, thought to be derived from "laurel." The town was home to St. Laurence the Deacon who was martyred in 258 in Rome, Italy, by being roasted alive on a gridiron. At least 237 English churches are dedicated to Saint Laurence.

Laurence was a popular name in the Middle Ages. As a surname it dates back to at least 1141. Variations of the name have come to mean "indolence," "a fox" or "a crafty person" in addition to the more traditional "laurel-crowned" and "from the place of laurel trees."

Gaelic forms include Labhras and Lubhras.

POPULARITY

According to the 1990 United States Census, Laurence ranks as the 428th most popular male name, the 3,629th most popular female name and the 9,429th most popular last name. The boy's name Laurence has ranked in the Top 1,000 U.S. names during eleven decades since 1880.

Also according to the 1990 United States Census, the variation Lawrence ranks as the 63rd most popular male name, the 3,492nd most popular female name and the 192nd most popular last name. The boy's name Lawrence has ranked in the Top 1,000 U.S. names during six decades since 1880. Additionally, according same Census, the shortened variation Larry ranks as the 29th most popular male name, the 3,162nd most popular female name and the 3,510th most popular last name. The boy's name Larry has ranked in the Top 1,000 U.S. names every decade since 1880.

FACTS

Celebrating Lawrence:

  • January 28th is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of Bl. Lawrence Wang.
  • February 2nd is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of St. Lawrence of Canterbury.
  • February 3rd is celebrated by the Roman Catholic Church in honor of St. Lawrence of Spoleto.
  • February 7th is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of St. Lawrence of Siponto.
  • April 27th is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of St. Lawrence Huong.
  • April 30th is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of St. Lawrence of Novara.
  • May 30th is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of Bl. Lawrence Richardson.
  • July 7th is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of Bl. Lawrence Humphrey.
  • July 21st is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of St. Lawrence of Brindisi.
  • August 10th is celebrated by the Ukranian Government as a Feast Day for Lawrence.
  • August 10th is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of St. Lawrence (martyr).
  • August 11th is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of Bl. Lawrence Nerucci.
  • August 19th is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of Bl. Lawrence Rokuyemon.
  • September 5th is celebrated by the Roman Catholic Church in honor of St. Lawrence Giustiniani.
  • September 8th is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of Bl. Lawrence Jamada.
  • September 20th is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of St. Lawrence Imbert.
  • September 28th is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of St. Lawrence Ruiz.
  • September 28th is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of Bl. Lawrence Shizu.
  • November 14th is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of St. Lawrence.
  • November 14th is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of St. Lawrence O'Toole.
  • November 24th is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of Bl. Lawrence PeMan.

Celebrating Larry:

  • July 12th is celebrated by Ukrainians as a Feast Day for Larry.
  • October 21st is celebrated by Ukrainians as a Feast Day for the baby name Larry.

NAMESAKES

  • Lawrence of Arabia is a 1962 movie which won seven Academy Awards (Oscars), including Best Picture.
  • "Leisure Suit Larry" is the fictional title character of an adult-themed adventure game.

FAMOUS PERSONS


NOTES


OTHER LAURENCE'S

Laurence Smith, Laurence Johnson, Laurence Williams, Laurence Jones, Laurence Brown, Laurence Davis, Laurence Miller, Laurence Wilson, Laurence Moore, Laurence Taylor, Laurence Aartous, Laurence Abanilla, Laurence Abeln, Laurence Abo, Laurence Acesor, Laurence Achoursandoval, Laurence Adam, Laurence Aegerter, Laurence Agnola, Laurence Abarquez, Laurence Abbott, Laurence Abele, Laurence Abensour, Laurence Abramson, Laurence Ackley, Laurence Adair, Laurence Adler, Laurence Afidchao, Laurence Aguillard, Laurence Aaron, Laurence Ababon, Laurence Abbasi, Laurence Abel, Laurence Abellera, Laurence Aberman, Laurence Abikoff, Laurence Abraham, Laurence Abrao, Laurence Ackland, Laurence Acquesta, Laurence Acreman, Laurence Adams, Laurence Addeo, Laurence Adkinson, Laurence Adkison, Laurence Agotta, Laurence Agron, Laurence Aguilar, Laurence Abbey, Laurence Abernathy, More results

Author: Rich Kachold

Facts about LaurenceRDF feed
Gender male/female  +
Length 8  +
Meaning laurel  +
Meaningnc laurel  +
Name laurence  +
Origin French  +
Popularity 0  +
Pronunciation LAWR-ense, lawr-uhns  +
Rank in 2000s 0  +
Related Labhras  +, Larrie  +, Larry  +, Laurenz  +, Lawerence  +, Lawrence  +, Lorenz  +, Lorenza  +, Lorenzo  +, and Lubhras  +
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