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Gender: Male Meaning of Laramie: "canopy of leafy boughs" Origin of Laramie: Wyoming place-name, French

The name Laramie is a boy's name of French origin meaning "canopy of leafy boughs". Laramie and is often added to lists like September Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A Lot Can Happen In Sixty Years - Part 2".

From the experts:

Swaggering western place-name with a lot of cowboy bravado and panache.

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Pop Culture References for the name Laramie

Laramie, Wyoming, USA
"The Laramie Project," (2000) a play by Moises Kaufman about the murder of Matthew Shepard
Laramie Barriga, also known as Lars, from the Cartoon Network series "Steven Universe"

Larami, Laremy, Laramy


zsazsa00 Says:


I like the name, especially the Laremy spelling variation. Remy would be a cute nickname. And I love Lem as a nickname option (ah laa Stanislaw Lem sci-fi author ....Off note but I had wished Lem had more nickname options beside Lemuel so this was a cool find).
I first heard the name on Steven Universe, and the character goes by Lars, but his full name is Laramie. I liked how it sounded and being related mentally to a character I like it seems very wearable. Especially with how name trends are going. But.... I don't like that its so western, or a truck brand or a place name (nothing wrong with that it's just not my style). And when I ran it by the BF he automatically thought of the cigarette reference from the Simpsons... So I am torn. Cause it seems like a great name (nature meaning is right up my alley too) but there's a lot of personal hang ups I would need to get over to really love it.

TiffanyS Says:


From Wikipedia: "Laramie was named for Jacques LaRamie, a French or French-Canadian trapper who disappeared in the Laramie Mountains in the late 1810s and was never heard from again."

lesliemarion Says:


It seems male to me a la Laurence and Lawrence, but also a la Durango, Moab, Utah, Houston, Dallas, Vermont. I think it's a beautiful sounding and looking word.

Angelicaecb Says:


I've only ever heard this name once, and it was on a girl.