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Gender: M Meaning of Lawrence: "from Laurentium" Origin of Lawrence: Latin Lawrence's Popularity in 2013: #471

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Has survived from Roman times, when Laurentium was a city noted for its laurel trees. In the Top 50 from the 1890s through the 1950s and the Top 100 for decades longer, but now used less for babies than Landon or Lorenzo. Nickname Lauro perks it up.

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Famous People Named Lawrence

Lawrence Taylor, American football player
Lawrence Tynes, American football player
Lawrence Joel, American war hero
Lawrence Gray, American actor
Lawrence Welk, American entertainer and band leader
Lawrence Maxwell Krauss, Canadian-American theoretical physicist and cosmologist
Lawrence Lessig, American academic and political activist

Pop Culture References for the Name Lawrence

Laurie, main male character in Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" (played by Christian Bale in movie version)
Lawrence Fletcher, father on the kids tv show Phineas and Ferb
Lawrence Selden, from Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth
Lawrence Anthony "Larry" Beale, from TV series "Even Stevens"
Lawrence "Moe" Curls, character 'Ace Attorney'

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Lawrence's International Variations

Lauritz, Lorenz (Danish) Laurens (Dutch) Lauri (Finnish) Laurent (French) Lenci, Lorant, Lornic (Hungarian) Lorcan, Lochlann, Labhras (Irish) Renzo (Italian) Lavrik, Larka, Labrentsis, Lavr, Labrencis, Larya, Lavro, Brencis (Latvian) Inek, Lorenz (Polish) Lorenco, Laudalino, Laurencho, Lourenco (Portuguese) Laurencio, Lorenzo (Spanish)