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Gender: F Meaning of Laurie: "bay laurel" Origin of Laurie: English, diminutive of Laura

Morphed into the more streamlined Lori in the sixties, now uncool in either spelling. Update Lauren has been renovated as Laurel or Laura itself.

Famous People Named Laurie

Laura Phillips "Laurie" Anderson, American performance artist and musician
Laurie Halse Anderson, American author
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, English singer-songwriter
(Heather) Laurie Holden, American-Canadian actress
Laura Elizabeth "Laurie" Metcalf, American actress
Laurie Brett, Scottish actress

Pop Culture References for the name Laurie

Laurie Forman, character on TV's "That 70's Show"
Laurie, character on TV's "Freaks and Geeks"