Gender: Male Meaning of Lars: "crowned with laurel" Origin of Lars: Scandinavian from Latin Laurentius

Lars Origin and Meaning

The name Lars is a boy's name of Scandinavian origin meaning "crowned with laurel".

Lars is a perfect candidate for a cross-cultural passport: it has been heard often enough here to sound familiar and friendly, yet retains the charisma of a charming foreigner.

In this country Lars has been particularly associated with two Danes--Metallica's Lars Ulrich and film director Lars von Trier. In the 2007 movie Lars and the Real Girl, protagonist Lars Lindstrom was played by Ryan Gosling.

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Pop Culture References for the name Lars

Laris, Larris, Larse, Larsen, Larson, Larsson, Larz, Lasse, Laurans, Laurits, Lavrans, Lorens


Kittylove Says:


I used this name for a surfer dude on a story that I wrote years ago, and now I can’t stop seeing it as a perfect name for a surfer guy character.

EW314 Says:


Love the spare, simple sound of this name, and the connection to director Von Trier.

maibritt Says:


it is also used in Germany. Here it is pronounced with a normal s at the end. Like indiefendi2 said it rhymes with Mars. Also because the "a" is longish.

indiefendi2 Says:


If you pronounce it the Swedish way it rhymes with marsh, if you pronounce it the Danish way it rhymes with Mars. Either way it's growing on me. I even think Larsie is very cute for a girl. 😋