Variation of Laurence, English from Latin
"from Laurentum or bay laurel"

Loren Origin and Meaning

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

A variant form of Laurence or Lawrence which ranked in the #200s in the US from the 1900s through to the 1960s. It didn't fall off the boys' Top 1000 until the late 1990s, following the huge popularity of Lauren for girls.

Now, though, with gender-neutral names on the ascendant, Loren is used fairly evenly for both genders. Last year in the US, 75 baby girls were named Loren and 60 baby boys, making Loren an excellent nonbinary choice.

# 975 in the US

Loren Rank in US Top 1000

Loren Popularity

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Famous People Named Loren

  • Loren Corey EiseleyAmerican anthropologist and science writer
  • Loren FishmanM.D.
  • Loren Bouchardanimator, voice actor, and creator of the TV series "Bob's Burgers"

Loren in Pop Culture

  • Loren PierceCharacter in The Damnation of Theron Ware (1896)
  • Loren BlakeVampyre Poet Laureate in the "House of Night" series (PC Cast)
  • Loren "Lo" Halecharacter from Krista and Becca Ritchie's "Addicted" series

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