Lawrence is a masculine name of Latin origin meaning “from Laurentum”—a city in south Rome populated by laurel trees. It is an Anglicized version of the French Laurent, which is thought to be derived from the Latin laurus, meaning “laurel.” In Ancient Rome and Greece, laurel trees were of great significance, with people wearing laurel wreaths to represent victory or achievement after a sport or poetry competition. Lawrence has since sprouted a myriad of variations, including Laurence, Lars, Lorenzo, and Larry, providing many winning possibilities for naming baby.
Famous People Named Lawrence
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- Lawrence Gilliard Jr.TV Actor
- Lawrence O'DonnellTV Producer
- Lawrence TaylorFootball Player
- Lawrence TimmonsFootball Player
- Lawrence WelkTV Personality
- Martin LawrenceComedian
- T. E. LawrenceAuthor
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