Diminutive of Lawrence, English from Latin
"from Laurentium or bay laurel"

Larry Origin and Meaning

The name Larry is a boy's name meaning "from Laurentium or bay laurel".

Your friendly next-door neighbor...not your baby. Although Larry was once one of the most popular boys' names starting with L, that title now belongs to Liam.

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Famous People Named Larry

  • Lawrence Gene "Larry" DavidAmerican actor/comedian
  • Lawrence "Larry" PageAmerican co,founder of Google
  • Larry King (born Lawrence Leibel Harvey Zeiger)American TV host
  • Larry Joe BirdAmerican basketball player
  • Larry LaneAmerican actor; twin brother Gary Lane
  • Laurence "Larry" van Cott NivenAmerican novelist
  • Larry Fine (born Louis Feinberg)American actor/comedian, one of the Three Stooges
  • Larry Martin HagmanAmerican actor
  • Lawrence Harvey "Larry" BrownAmerican basketball coach
  • Lawrence Joseph "Larry" HoganAmerican politician; 62nd Governor of Maryland
  • Larry Eugene CarltonAmerican jazz guitarist
  • Larry Jeff McMurtryAmerican novelist
  • Lawrence Joseph "Larry" EllisonAmerican founder of Oracle
  • Larry CoryellAmerican jazz guitarist
  • Larry Claxton FlyntAmerican adult magazine publisher
  • Larry Darnell Fitzgerald Jr.American NFL football player
  • Larry Alphonso JohnsonAmerican NFL football player
  • Larry Dell AlexanderAmerican artist
  • (Elister) Larry WilmoreAmerican comedian
  • Larry the Cable Guystage name of Daniel Lawrence Whitney, American actor/comedian

Larry in Pop Culture

  • Larry Bloomcharacter from TV's "Orange Is the New Black"
  • Larry Butzcharacter from the video game series "Ace Attorney"
  • Larry LaSallevillain in "Heroes" by Robert Cormier
  • Lawrence Anthony "Larry" Bealecharacter in TV series "Even Stevens"
  • Larrycharacter in film "Night at the Museum"
  • Larry the Lobstercharacter in animated series "SpongeBob SquarePants"
  • Larrya character in animated series "Penn Zero: Part,Time Hero"
  • Larry 3000character from the animated series "Time Squad"
  • Larry Aldermain character on TV's "Hello, Larry"
  • "The Larry Sanders Show" TV series and its main character
  • Larry Greyelder son of Lord Merton on TV's "Downton Abbey"
  • Larrycharacter on animated series "Veggie Tales"
  • Larry the Catthe brown and white tabby at 10 Downing Street, London, who is chief mouser to the Cabinet Office
  • Hilary "Larry" Friedmanfemale character in movie "Blended"
  • Larry Birdbaby boy character on TV's "SMILF" (played by twin girls)
  • Larry YourWaiter, character in "A Series of Unfortunate Events"
  • Larry StylinsonHarry Styles’ and Louis Tomlinson’s names mushed together (as they could be possibly together as a couple).
  • Larry Appletoncharacter on ABC TGIF sitcom "Perfect Strangers"
  • Lawrence Arthur "Larry" Valentinecharacter in 2007 film "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry"