Italian variation of Laurence
"from Laurentium"

Lorenzo Origin and Meaning

The name Lorenzo is a boy's name of Spanish, Italian origin meaning "from Laurentium".

Latinizing Lawrence gives it a whole new lease on life. Like Leonardo, Lorenzo has been integrated into the American stockpot of names, partly via actor Lorenzo Lamas. Other associations are with Lorenzo de' Medici, the Florentine Renaissance merchant prince and art patron, Renaissance artists Ghiberti and Lotto, and the upstanding young man who married Shylock's daughter Jessica in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice.

It would work well with a simple one-syllable Anglo name--in the depths of radio history, there was a soap opera character named Lorenzo Jones. And Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi made this choice for her son.

Renzo and Enzo are both appealing nicknames, sometimes used on their own.

# 131 in the US

Lorenzo Rank in US Top 1000

# 353 on Nameberry

Lorenzo Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Lorenzo Popularity

Famous People Named Lorenzo

  • Lorenzo de' Medici“the magnificent”, Lord of Florence
  • Saint Lorenzo RuizFilipino martyr
  • Lorenzo Fernando LamasAmerican actor
  • Lorenzo John AlexanderAmerican NFL football player
  • Lorenzo Michael Murphy OdoneAmerican boy with an incurable illness; subject of film "Lorenzo's Oil"
  • Lorenzo Snow5th President of the LDS church
  • Lorenzo InsigneItalian footballer
  • Lorenzo DomínguezChilean sculptor
  • Lorenzo Joseph FertittaAmerican former CEO of UFC
  • Lorenzo FragolaItalian pop singer
  • Lorenzo BrinoAmerican actor (also famous for being a quadruplet, with siblings Myrinda, Nikolas, and Zachary)
  • Lorenzo HenrieAmerican actor
  • Jorge Lorenzo GuerreroSpanish motorcycle racer
  • Lorenzo Dominic LaValleson of Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jionni LaValle (b. 2012)

Lorenzo in Pop Culture

  • Lorenzo Calderoncharacter on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
  • Chris Lorenzomain character in 90s TV Show Silk Stalkings
  • Lorenzo BelliMain villain in the video game Haunting Ground
  • Lorenzo "Enzo" St. Johncharacter on TV's "The Vampire Diaries"