English from Latin
"from Laurentum or bay laurel"

Lauren Origin and Meaning

The name Lauren is a boy's name meaning "from Laurentum or bay laurel".

A Top 1000 boy name throughout the first half of the 20th century in the US, Lauren was popularized for girls by the actress Lauren Bacall. Today, while the Lauren spelling is still 99 percent feminine, Loren is truly gender-neutral, used last year for 75 baby girls and 60 baby boys.

Laurentum, an ancient Italian city, got its name from the Latin word laurus, meaning "bay laurel."

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