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Gender: M Meaning of Lars: "crowned with laurel" Origin of Lars: Scandinavian from Latin Laurentius

Lars is a perfect candidate for a cross-cultural passport: it has been heard often enough here to sound familiar and friendly, yet retains the charisma of a charming foreigner.

In this country Lars has been particularly associated with two Danes--Metallica's Lars Ulrich and film director Lars von Trier. In the 2007 movie Lars and the Real Girl, protagonist Lars Lindstrom was played by Ryan Gosling.

Famous People Named Lars

Lars Frederiksen, Danish-American guitarist/vocalist for punk band Rancid as well as Lars and The Bastards
Lars Ulrich, Danish-American drummer for metal band Metallica
Lars von Trier, Danish film director
Lars Krutak, American anthropologist
Lars Mikkelsen, Danish actor
Lars Onsager, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Lars Peter Hansen, winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics
Lars Vandeven, son of Tia Hellebaut & Wim Vandeven
Lars Porsenna, an Etruscan king that fought with the Romans at one point ca. 509 BC

Pop Culture References for the name Lars

Owen and Beru Lars, characters in the Star Wars series
Lars, a character in Futurama
Lars, character from Steven Universe
Lars, the main character in The Little Polar Bear, a children's book and TV series

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