Gender: Male Meaning of Lawrence: "from Laurentium" Origin of Lawrence: Latin Lawrence's Popularity in 2018: #498

Lawrence Origin and Meaning:

The name Lawrence is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "from Laurentium".

Lawrence has survived from Roman times, when Laurentium was a city noted for its laurel trees (the laurel is a symbol of wisdom and achievement). It was in the Top 50 from the 1890s through the 1950s and the Top 100 for decades longer, always among the most popular boys' names starting with L, but Lawrence is now used less for babies than Landon or Lorenzo. Nickname Lauro perks it up while Larry feels terminally dated. The Laurence spelling was popularized by Sir Laurence Olivier and is also attached to fellow actor Laurence Fishburne.

16 names similar to Lawrence

These 16 names were selected by our users that were looking for other names like Lawrence. If you didn't find an alternative name that you like better than Lawrence, try our name generator. It allows you to go beyond the similarities of a name, which can provide a lot of inspiration!

Find other names based on Lawrence using our baby name generator.


Rank in US: #498

- this week

Famous People Named Lawrence

Pop Culture References for the name Lawrence

Larry, Lavrenti, Laurits, Lon, Lary, Lorry, Lavrens, Lanty, Lavrans, Lorne, Lorn, Lorin, Laurentius, Lawrie, Lawrance, Larian,

Lawrence's International Variations

Lavrik, Larka, Labrentsis, Lavr, Labrencis, Larya, Lavro, Brencis (Latvian) Lorcan, Lochlann, Labhras (Irish) Laurencio, Lorenzo (Spanish) Renzo (Italian) Lorenco, Laudalino, (Portuguese)


Cydney_Eleanor Says:


I love this name, and I adore the nickname Laurie, but I don't like this spelling - I'm not sure what it is, but Laurence looks much more like a first name to me.

smartie352 Says:


I love this name. It's classic and somehow doesn't sound that dated (probably because the majority of Lawrence's go by Larry). If anything it sounds a little buttoned-up (aka educated), which is exactly what a lot of people look for today. I think the nicknames Law, Lauro (as suggested by Nameberry) and possibly Ren could work and make it a little more accessible for those who only think middle-aged man at the sound of Lawrence. All in all, a pretty awesome name in my opinion.