The name Lauren is a girl's name of English origin meaning "bay laurel". Lauren is ranked #148 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like English Names with International Style and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".
From the experts:
Lauren -- introduced by Lauren (born Betty) Bacall in 1944 -- 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.