Lawrence - boys name

Lawrence name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 89%

Lawrence name meaning:

The name Lawrence is of Latin origin and holds a rich historical significance. Derived from the Roman surname Laurentius, it was originally used as a personal name meaning "man from Laurentum", a city in ancient Italy. The name gained popularity due to the early Christian saint, Lawrence of Rome, who was martyred in the 3rd century. Lawrence became a common name in medieval Europe and has since spread to various cultures and languages.

The name Lawrence carries several positive connotations. It is often associated with qualities such as strength, bravery, and honor. Those who bear this name are often seen as leaders, displaying a sense of responsibility and determination. Lawrence has also been linked to intellectual pursuits, as it is often chosen by individuals with a keen interest in learning and knowledge. Overall, the name Lawrence exudes a sense of respectability and character, making it a popular choice for parents seeking a strong and meaningful name for their son.

Origin: Latin



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Related names

Lawrence , Larenzo, Larin, Larry , Lars , Larsen, Larson , Laurence , Laurencia, Laurenne, Laurente, Laurentia, Lauryn , Lawrencia, Lawrie , Lonyn, Lorencz, Lorenzo , Lorne , Lornell, Lorren, Lorrin, Loryn

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Overall UK ranking: 509 out of 4789

77 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (871)

Historical popularity of Lawrence

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