English from Latin
"from Laurentum or bay laurel"

Lauren Origin and Meaning

The name Lauren is a girl's name of English origin meaning "from Laurentum or bay laurel".

Lauren was derived from Laurence, an English name from the Roman family name Laurentius, meaning "from Laurentum." Laurentum, an ancient Italian city, got its name from the Latin word laurus, meaning "bay laurel."

Lauren was originally a masculine name but was embraced as a feminine name after Betty Joan Perske chose it for her stage name, Lauren Bacall, in 1944. Today, Lauren is almost 100% female, while Loren is gender-neutral.

Lauren was in and around the Top 25 from the early eighties until 2006, when the classic Laura began to be seen as a more stylish option. While it's still and forever a lovely name, Lauren is becoming one more identified with contemporary moms than babies.

# 343 in the US

Lauren Rank in US Top 1000

# 404 on Nameberry

Lauren Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Lauren Popularity

Famous People Named Lauren

  • Lauren Bacall (born Betty Joan Perske)American actress
  • Lauren Michael HollyAmerican actress
  • Mary Laurence "Lauren" HuttonAmerican model
  • Lauren Tom (born Lauren Chen)American actress
  • Lauren CohanAmerican,British actress
  • Lauren Katherine Conrad TellAmerican television personality, fashion designer, and author
  • Lauren Helen GrahamAmerican actress
  • Lauren Alaina (Kristine Suddeth)American country music singer
  • Lauren Michelle Jauregui Morgadosinger of American girl group Fifth Harmony
  • Lauren Elizabeth PotterAmerican actress
  • Lauren DuskiAmerican country singer and runner,up on "The Voice"
  • Joey Lauren AdamsAmerican actress
  • Lauren MyracleAmerican novelist
  • Lauren Oliver (born Laura Suzanne Schechter)American novelist
  • Lauren KateAmerican novelist
  • Lauren Paige NelsonMiss America 2007
  • Lauren Daiglemodern Christian singer
  • Lauren Ashley Nicole BarlowAmerican singer
  • Lauren Ogilvie "Lo" BosworthAmerican reality TV personality
  • Lauren Nicole Cheney HolidayAmerican soccer player
  • Lauren Elizabeth JacksonAustralian basketball player
  • Lauren Keyana "Keke" PalmerAmerican actress
  • Lauren Elizabeth LuthringshausenAmerican YouTube personality
  • Lauren JelencovichAmerican operatic soprano
  • Lauren Michelle HillAmerican model
  • Lauren GoldEnglish model
  • Lauren "Laurie" HernandezAmerican Gymnast
  • Lauren FrostAmerican actress/singer
  • Lauren LaneAmerican actress
  • Lauren LopezAmerican actress/singer
  • Lauren Christine GermanAmerican actress
  • Lauren FaustAmerican TV producer
  • Lauren Boquettesinger of American group SiX
  • Lauren Charlotte Harries (born James Charles Harries)English TV personality
  • Lauren CuthbertsonEnglish ballerina
  • Lauren BrookeEnglish novelist
  • Lauren Rose CraceEnglish actress
  • Lauren Elizabeth ColthorpeAustralian footballer
  • Lauren Felice CollinsCanadian actress
  • Lauren ChristyEnglish singer,songwriter
  • Lauren ChildEnglish children's author and illustrator
  • Lauren LappinAmerican Olympic softball player
  • Lauren Alice KoslowAmerican actress
  • Lauren HoffmanAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Lauren AndersonAmerican ballerina
  • Lauren Lorraine JonesAmerican fashion designer, model and pro wrestler
  • Lauren SamuelsEnglish singer/actress
  • Lauren Nicole LondonAmerican actress
  • Lauren Laverne (born Lauren Cecilia Fisher)English radio DJ
  • Lauren AndersonAmerican model
  • Lauren Elizabeth MaltbyAmerican actress
  • Lauren MacMullanAmerican animation director
  • Lauren Elizabeth McAvoyEnglish model
  • Lauren LukeEnglish makeup artist and YouTuber
  • Lauren LapkusAmerican actress
  • Lauren WoodAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Lauren WengerAmerican Olympic water polo player
  • (Cynthia) Lauren TewesAmerican actress
  • Lauren Shuler DonnerAmerican film producer
  • Lauren Wendy SánchezAmerican TV journalist
  • Lauren StamileAmerican actress
  • Lauren Lee SmithCanadian actress
  • Lauren Marie SochaEnglish actress
  • Lauren SlaterAmerican memoirist and psychologist
  • Lauren VelezAmerican actress; twin sister Loraine Velez
  • Lauren Anne YoungFilipina,American actress
  • Lauren WoodlandAmerican actress and attorney
  • Lauren HillAmerican basketball player
  • Lauren Bush Laurendaughter of Neil Bush, granddaughter of former President George H. W. Bush, niece of former President George W. Bush; married to David Lauren (son of Ralph Lauren)
  • Lauren SouthernCanadian journalist
  • Lauren Marie SesselmanCanadian soccer player
  • Lauren Williamsdaughter of Brady and Robyn Williams of reality TV's "My Five Wives"
  • Lauren Jolie Lockwood (b. 2007)daughter of basketball player Lisa Leslie
  • Lauren Andrus Leach (b. 2009)daughter of tennis player Lindsay Davenport Leach
  • Lauren Eric Krieger(male) M.D.
  • Lauren Christine Cimorellia singer/pianist in the band Cimorelli
  • Lauren Milagro DuggarStar of TV’s Counting On
  • Lauren Webber (Laurenzside)American Youtuber

Lauren in Pop Culture

  • Lauren Pearsoneldest daughter of the Pearson family on "The Bill Engvall Show"
  • Lauren Tannercharacter on TV's "Make It or Break It"
  • Lauren Adamscharacter in the CHERUB series by Robert Muchamore
  • Lauren Millercharacter on TV's "Family Ties"
  • Lauren Fenmore Baldwincharacter on American soap "The Young and the Restless"
  • Lauren Lewischaracter on TV's "Lost Girl"
  • Lauren Paupscharacter in video game "Ace Attorney"
  • Alison Lauren DiLaurentischaracter on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
  • Lauren Mallorycharacter in the Twilight Saga
  • Laurencharacter on TV's "The Mindy Project"
  • Lauren Andrewscharacter on British TV's "Waterloo Road"
  • Lauren Branningcharacter on British soap "EastEnders"
  • Lauren Alesha Masheka Tanesha Felicia Jane Coopercharacter on British TV's "The Catherine Tate Show"
  • Lauren "Lo" Ridgemountcharacter in Canadian animated series "Stoked"
  • Lauren Valentinecharacter on British soap "Hollyoaks"
  • Lauren Waterscharacter on British TV's "Britannia High"
  • Lauren Zizescharacter on TV's "Glee"
  • Ralph LaurenAmerican fashion brand
  • Lauren Reynoldscharacter in movie "Blended"
  • Lauren Struckercharacter on TV's "The Gifted"
  • Lauren Mallardcharacter in podcast "Welcome to Night Vale"
  • Lauren Sinclaircharacter in 'Purple Hyacinth'

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