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Gender: Female Meaning of Lauren: "bay laurel" Origin of Lauren: English variation of Laura Lauren's Popularity in 2017: #148

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 "Drop Your Favorite: GIRLS!".

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.

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Famous People Named Lauren

Lauren Bacall (born Betty Joan Perske), American actress
Lauren Michael Holly, American actress
Mary Laurence "Lauren" Hutton, American model
Lauren Tom (born Lauren Chen), American actress
Lauren Cohan, American-British actress
Lauren Katherine Conrad Tell, American television personality, fashion designer, and author
Lauren Helen Graham, American actress
Lauren Alaina (Kristine Suddeth), American country music singer
Lauren Michelle Jauregui Morgado, singer of American girl group Fifth Harmony
Lauren Elizabeth Potter, American actress
Lauren Duski, American country singer and runner-up on "The Voice"
Joey Lauren Adams, American actress
Lauren Myracle, American novelist
Lauren Oliver (born Laura Suzanne Schechter), American novelist
Lauren Kate, American novelist
Lauren Paige Nelson, Miss America 2007
Lauren Daigle, modern Christian singer
Lauren Ashley Nicole Barlow, American singer
Lauren Ogilvie "Lo" Bosworth, American reality TV personality
Lauren Nicole Cheney Holiday, American soccer player
Lauren Elizabeth Jackson, Australian basketball player
Lauren Keyana "Keke" Palmer, American actress
Lauren Elizabeth Luthringshausen, American YouTube personality
Lauren Jelencovich, American operatic soprano
Lauren Michelle Hill, American model
Lauren Gold, English model
Lauren "Laurie" Hernandez, American Gymnast
Lauren Frost, American actress/singer
Lauren Lane, American actress
Lauren Lopez, American actress/singer
Lauren Christine German, American actress
Lauren Faust, American TV producer
Lauren Boquette, singer of American group SiX
Lauren Charlotte Harries (born James Charles Harries), English TV personality
Lauren Cuthbertson, English ballerina
Lauren Brooke, English novelist
Lauren Rose Crace, English actress
Lauren Elizabeth Colthorpe, Australian footballer
Lauren Felice Collins, Canadian actress
Lauren Christy, English singer-songwriter
Lauren Child, English children's author and illustrator
Lauren Lappin, American Olympic softball player
Lauren Alice Koslow, American actress
Lauren Hoffman, American singer-songwriter
Lauren Anderson, American ballerina
Lauren Lorraine Jones, American fashion designer, model and pro wrestler
Lauren Samuels, English singer/actress
Lauren Nicole London, American actress
Lauren Laverne (born Lauren Cecilia Fisher), English radio DJ
Lauren Anderson, American model
Lauren Elizabeth Maltby, American actress
Lauren MacMullan, American animation director
Lauren Elizabeth McAvoy, English model
Lauren Luke, English makeup artist and YouTuber
Lauren Lapkus, American actress
Lauren Wood, American singer-songwriter
Lauren Wenger, American Olympic water polo player
(Cynthia) Lauren Tewes, American actress
Lauren Shuler Donner, American film producer
Lauren Wendy Sánchez, American TV journalist
Lauren Stamile, American actress
Lauren Lee Smith, Canadian actress
Lauren Marie Socha, English actress
Lauren Slater, American memoirist and psychologist
Lauren Velez, American actress; twin sister Loraine Velez
Lauren Anne Young, Filipina-American actress
Lauren Woodland, American actress and attorney
Lauren Hill, American basketball player
Lauren Bush Lauren, daughter of Neil Bush, granddaughter of former President George H. W. Bush, niece of former President George W. Bush; married to David Lauren (son of Ralph Lauren)
Lauren Southern, Canadian journalist
Lauren Marie Sesselman, Canadian soccer player
Lauren Williams, daughter of Brady and Robyn Williams of reality TV's "My Five Wives"
Lauren Jolie Lockwood (b. 2007), daughter of basketball player Lisa Leslie
Lauren Andrus Leach (b. 2009), daughter of tennis player Lindsay Davenport Leach
Lauren Eric Krieger, (male) M.D.

Pop Culture References for the name Lauren

Lauren Pearson, eldest daughter of the Pearson family on "The Bill Engvall Show"
Lauren Tanner, character on TV's "Make It or Break It"
Lauren Adams, character in the CHERUB series by Robert Muchamore
Lauren Miller, character on TV's "Family Ties"
Lauren Fenmore Baldwin, character on American soap "The Young and the Restless"
Lauren Lewis, character on TV's "Lost Girl"
Lauren Paups, character in video game "Ace Attorney"
Alison Lauren DiLaurentis, character on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
Lauren Mallory, character in the Twilight Saga
Lauren, character on TV's "The Mindy Project"
Lauren Andrews, character on British TV's "Waterloo Road"
Lauren Branning, character on British soap "EastEnders"
Lauren Alesha Masheka Tanesha Felicia Jane Cooper, character on British TV's "The Catherine Tate Show"
Lauren "Lo" Ridgemount, character in Canadian animated series "Stoked"
Lauren Valentine, character on British soap "Hollyoaks"
Lauren Waters, character on British TV's "Britannia High"
Lauren Zizes, character on TV's "Glee"
Ralph Lauren, American fashion brand
Lauren Reynolds, character in movie "Blended"
Lauren Strucker, character on TV's "The Gifted"
Lauren Mallard, character in podcast "Welcome to Night Vale"