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Gender: Male Meaning of Larry: "from Laurentium" Origin of Larry: Diminutive of Lawrence Larry's Popularity in 2017: #629

The name Larry is a boy's name meaning "from Laurentium". Larry is ranked #629 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Midcentury Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Name Association Game".

From the experts:

Your friendly next-door neighbor...not your baby. Although Larry was once one of the most popular boys' names starting with L, that title now belongs to Liam.

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Famous People Named Larry

Lawrence Gene "Larry" David, American actor/comedian
Lawrence "Larry" Page, American co-founder of Google
Larry King (born Lawrence Leibel Harvey Zeiger), American TV host
Larry Joe Bird, American basketball player
Larry Lane, American actor; twin brother Gary Lane
Laurence "Larry" van Cott Niven, American novelist
Larry Fine (born Louis Feinberg), American actor/comedian, one of the Three Stooges
Larry Martin Hagman, American actor
Lawrence Harvey "Larry" Brown, American basketball coach
Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Hogan, American politician; 62nd Governor of Maryland
Larry Eugene Carlton, American jazz guitarist
Larry Jeff McMurtry, American novelist
Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Ellison, American founder of Oracle
Larry Coryell, American jazz guitarist
Larry Claxton Flynt, American adult magazine publisher
Larry Darnell Fitzgerald Jr., American NFL football player
Larry Alphonso Johnson, American NFL football player
Larry Dell Alexander, American artist
(Elister) Larry Wilmore, American comedian
Larry the Cable Guy, stage name of Daniel Lawrence Whitney, American actor/comedian

Pop Culture References for the name Larry

Larry Bloom, character from TV's "Orange Is the New Black"
Larry Butz, character from the video game series "Ace Attorney"
Larry LaSalle, villain in "Heroes" by Robert Cormier
Lawrence Anthony "Larry" Beale, character in TV series "Even Stevens"
Larry, character in film "Night at the Museum"
Larry the Lobster, character in animated series "SpongeBob SquarePants"
Larry, a character in animated series "Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero"
Larry 3000, character from the animated series "Time Squad"
Larry Alder, main character on TV's "Hello, Larry"
"The Larry Sanders Show," TV series and its main character
Larry Grey, elder son of Lord Merton on TV's "Downton Abbey"
Larry, character on animated series "Veggie Tales"
Larry the Cat, the brown and white tabby at 10 Downing Street, London, who is chief mouser to the Cabinet Office
Hilary "Larry" Friedman, female character in movie "Blended"
Larry Bird, baby boy character on TV's "SMILF" (played by twin girls)
Larry Your-Waiter, character in "A Series of Unfortunate Events"
Larry Stylinson - Harry Styles’ and Louis Tomlinson’s names mushed together (as they could be possibly together as a couple).


Amanda Says:


I named my baby Larry after his dad and grandpa, so he's a third. I didn't really love it but now I do, and don't know what else I would have named my little boy. ;)

Orchid_Lover Says:


I still think of Larry from Perfect Strangers. Or Larry King. But I love Lawrence! I think the older generation of Larrys will have to die out before this name might seem fresh again rather than dorky.

Guest Says:


This name is so dorky and weird to me.

Nooshi Says:


I really like it too. I think it could definitely work in this day and age, as an alternative to Harry and Leo.

AnonymousPerson Says:


I actually really like this name and think it would do well for a baby. I think of a baby in blue when I hear it.