Laurence name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Latin
Usage: English, French, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: la(u)-ren-ce
Meaning: Crowned with Laurels, Form of Lawrence, Too: Laurel Wreath and From Laurentum Stem End
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What does Laurence mean?

Illustrous and Evergreen unisex name Laurence is used in English, Danish, Finnish, French, Norwegian and Swedish has its roots in Latin, meaning of Laurence is "Crowned with Laurels, Form of Lawrence, Too: Laurel Wreath or From Laurentum Stem End".

Laurence is a variant of popular Laurent. Laurent is variant of prevalent, virtuous and immutable Laurence. Also Laurent is version of Laurentius. Laurent's meaning is Laurel has origin in Latin. Also Laurence is form of Laurentia in French language..

The name is celebrated on October 19 or August 10.

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How do I pronounce Laurence?

Two syllabled Laurence is pronounced as la(u)-ren-ce. Some people pronounce it as laur(e)-nce.

Variants of Laurence

Laurentia, Laurentius, Brencis, Laurent, Laura, Laurentin, Lauriana, Lenz, Lauren, Laurance, Laurentine, Laurentse

How popular is the name Laurence?

Laurence was a popular name in United States. Over 39698 babies have been given the name in 202 years. When at its peak in 1898, 843 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 201st position.

After 202 years, the name has past its prime. Moreover, the moniker has been to the top 500 baby names a staggering 91 times Also, an extremely popular name in France with over 181777 new-borns have been given the name since 1900.

When at the peak of its usage in 1969, the moniker grabbed the 6th spot and 11784 baby girls were given the name. Moreover, the name has been to the top 10 baby names 7 times

Laurence used to be a common name in England and Wales, first appeared in 1996 and over 2819 babies have been given the name in 23 years.

At its zenith in 1997,. However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 23 years but it is still going strong. Also, Laurence is common in Ireland where over 2590 new-borns have been given the name since 1964.

When at the peak of its usage in 1968, 141 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 47th position.

Laurence is a familiar baby name in Belgium, it has been in use since 1995 and was able to reach the top 200 names.

In 1995, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 143 on girl names chart when 82 babies were given the name Laurence. There are over 655 babies that have been given the name Laurence in Belgium.

Also, during its short run of just 5 years in New South Wales, it had made it to the top 100 names. In 1952, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 86 on boy names chart when 70 babies were given the name Laurence.

Over 312 people have been named Laurence in New South Wales.

Laurence is a unique baby name in Queensland during its short run, it been to the top 100 names.

In 1960, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 92 on boy names chart when 34 babies were named Laurence. The first name is a rare baby name in Queensland and may not be used now.

But Laurence is a popular baby name in England where every 1 in 3000 have the name as well as in, Rwanda, DR Congo, Philippines, Madagascar and Canada. As per our estimate, over 530000 babies have been bestowed Laurence around the globe.

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Laurence in Nordic countries

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Numerological aspects of Laurence

Work on your personal progress. You want to help others and leave an impression. You never get too obsessed with a person because you know that everything in life is temporary, especially relationships. Your failures motivate you. Your independence and narcissism make you more attractive than you already are in people's eyes. You love to change and can't stand constancy and monotony. You always have the best ideas and persistence to realize each and one of them at work.

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  •  Diviana - Unusual and Contemporary Divianas origin is Latin and Indoeuropean is notably used in English and is given to girls, meaning of Diviana is "Divine, of a God with Indo-European Roots, *Deiwos = Sky, Day or Shining"
  •  Auriane - Auriane's meaning is The Golden or Gold used for baby girls used in French is originated from Latin
  •  Fortunée means Chance is originated from Latin
  •  Romini - Used mainly in Marathi and Gujarati, Romini is originated from Latin, Romini means "Beautiful Girl or Pretty" is aimed at baby girls

Middle names for Laurence

We've compiled a list of the flourishing and sought-after middle names for Laurence below.

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  1. Social Security Administration,
  2. Office for National Statistics,
  3. Central Statistics Office - An Phríomh-Oifig Staidrimh,
  4. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques,
  5. Sociale Verzekeringsbank,
  6. Queensland Government - Open Data Portal,
  7. NSW Government,
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