The name Lars is a boy's name of Scandinavian origin meaning "crowned with laurel". Lars and is often added to lists like Cool Boy Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".
From the experts:
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.