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Gender: F Meaning of Lauren: "bay laurel" Origin of Lauren: English variation of Laura Lauren's Popularity in 2013: #91

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Lauren -- introduced by Lauren (born Betty) Bacall in 1944 -- was in and around the Top 25 from the early eighties until 2006, when the classic Laura began to be seen as a more stylish option.

Lauren was chosen last year by over 3000 parents seeking a gentle, not-too-extreme update of a Ralph Lauren-like classic. While it's still and forever a lovely name, Lauren is becoming one more identified with contemporary moms than babies.

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Famous People Named Lauren

Lauren Bacall, American actress
Lauren Cohan, American/English actress
Lauren Conrad, American television personality, fashion designer, and author
Lauren Graham, American actress
Lauren Jauregui, member of American girl group Fifth Harmony
Lauren Potter, American actress
Lauren Lopez, member of Starkid cast
Lauren Myracle, American author
Lauren Oliver, American author
Lauren Lapkus, American actress
Lauren Velez, American actress; twin sister Loraine Velez
Lauren Williams, child of Brady and Robyn Williams of the TLC show "My Five Wives"

Pop Culture References for the Name Lauren

Lauren Tanner, Make It or Break It TV Series
Lauren Adams, character in the CHERUB series by Robert Muchamore
Lauren Miller, from TV series "Family Ties" played by Courteney Cox
Lauren Fenmore Baldwin, character on The Young and the Restless
Lauren Lewis, from the TV show Lost Girl played by Zoie Palmer
Lauren Paups, character from 'Ace Attorney'
Alison Lauren DiLaurentis, character on Pretty Little Liars

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