US Popularity:1105
Meaning:From Laurentum
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

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Lawrence Gilliard Jr.
    TV Actor
  • Lawrence O'Donnell
    TV Producer
  • Lawrence Taylor
    Football Player
  • Lawrence Timmons
    Football Player
  • Lawrence Welk
    TV Personality
  • Martin Lawrence
  • T. E. Lawrence

Lawrence Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Lawrence is currently #840 on The Bump
Boy:Lawrence is currently #216 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Lawrence is currently #1105 in U.S. births
Boy:Lawrence is currently #385 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 67
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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