Lawrence: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Lawrence

Derived from a Latin name meaning “from Laurentum.” But don’t worry, you can name your son Lawrence even if you don’t know where the hell Laurentum is.

Nicknames:

Larry, Lauro, Law, Lawry.

Famous people named Lawrence:

MSNBC news anchor Lawrence O’Donnell; football players Lawrence Taylor and Lawrence Tynes; actor Lawrence Gray.

Fun fact:

According to Virgil’s The Aeneid, Laurentum was the original capital city of Italy, given its name because of its laurel trees.

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