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Gender: Male Pronunciation: lo-REN-tzo Meaning of Lorenzo: "from Laurentium" Origin of Lorenzo: Italian variation of Laurence Lorenzo's Popularity in 2018: #174

The name Lorenzo is a boy's name of Spanish, Italian origin meaning "from Laurentium". Lorenzo is ranked #174 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Boy Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Latinizing Lawrence gives it a whole new lease on life. Like Leonardo, Lorenzo has been integrated into the American stockpot of names, partly via actor Lorenzo Lamas. Other associations are with Lorenzo de' Medici, the Florentine Renaissance merchant prince and art patron, Renaissance artists Ghiberti and Lotto, and the upstanding young man who married Shylock's daughter Jessica in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice.

It would work well with a simple one-syllable Anglo name--in the depths of radio history, there was a soap opera character named Lorenzo Jones. And Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi made this choice for her son.

Renzo and Enzo are both appealing nicknames, sometimes used on their own.

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Popularity

Lorenzo is #483 on Nameberry

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Pop Culture References for the name Lorenzo

Lorenzo's International Variations

Larenzo (Spanish) Lorenz (Scandinavian)

Comments

SoDallas3 Says:

2017-06-11T14:40:48

Definitely considering Lorenzo "Enzo" for a boy. He's somewhat traditional with an Italian kick that appeals to SO's heritage. Plus I fell in love with Vampire Diaries character after watching the final season.

Rita "Lorenzo" Mercury Says:

2016-07-16T07:05:45

I have autism and I go by lot of diffrent names.boy and girl names even though I am a girl.i don't usealy use my birth name and right now I chose Lorenzo. My family goes along with it and so now everyone calls me Lorenzo.

headintheclouds Says:

2016-06-13T10:18:53

This is a very soap opera-esque name. A Lorenzo in my mind would be Fabio-like, with flowing locks and wears shirts unbuttoned to showcase his hairy chest. Aesthetics-wise, I really like the smooth sound of Lorenzo, how it just glides off your tongue, yet also has a sort of weighty presence; I get the same vibe from it as I do Sylvester. I love Ren as a nickname for this, though Enzo is nice too, and probably the more intuitive choice.

Luísa Says:

2015-11-12T23:10:12

I know a couple of Lorenzos, all of them VERY energetic. Very.

lindseylou89 Says:

2015-10-02T06:37:01

I love the fact that you could nickname him Enzo, sorry I do watch The Vampire Diaries, it's not my fault they come up w/the best names. lol

Myosotis Says:

2014-06-22T16:33:58

I love Lorenzo! I imagine an energetic little boy who's always smiling and cheerful, and making people laugh. It's such a great name!

Guest Says:

2014-06-22T15:44:37

I'm surprised it's so incredibly common in my area amongst Black people. I guess that goes to show the name's versatility and scale.