Gender: Male Origin of Laurence: Spelling variation of Lawrence Meaning of Lawrence: Latin, "from Laurentium"

Laurence Origin and Meaning

The name Laurence is a boy's name .

Spelling refines but doesn't update original. Great option, though, for girls.

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Laurence's International Variations

Laurencio (Spanish) Lauro (Filipino) Laurens (Dutch) Lauris (Swedish) Laurent (French)


scblovesnames Says:


Let's just call it unisex. While I prefer this on a boy, I wouldn't mind meeting any little girl named Laurence. Same thing with Kelly, Leslie, Avery. All those names are unisex too.

Hydra Says:


Laurence is also a girls name. I think it's the feminine and masculine French variation of Lawrence, though my memory is a little foggy. It's usually pronounced LORE-awns. I always look into names before judging them.

Guest Says:


I was really considering Laurence for a girl. But Lawrence is too surnamey for me.

clairels Says:


There's so much whining whenever a male name is used on a girl, and yet I don't see any of these same people lining up to call their sons Sarah or Mary. Why not? After all, someone has to be first.

DearestJules Says:


Laurence could be seen as an alternative to Lauren. Also it's a spelling variation of Lawrence, which is a surname, which don't have assigned genders.

lesliemarion Says:


I don't see why this is a good option for girls when it is a male name. No one ever says Sarah or Mary or Rosemary are good options for boys.