Larry: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Larry

Larry

Pronunciation: LA-ree (key)

Origin of the name Larry:

A short form of Lawrence and Laurence, from the Latin Laurentius (man from Laurentum), which is from Laurentum, the name of a town in Latium, which is probably derived from laurus (laurel). The name was borne by St. Laurence the Deacon, who was martyred in Rome in 258. When ordered to hand over the church's treasures, he presented the sick and the poor. For this he was roasted alive on a gridiron. 237 churches are dedicated to him in England.

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Lars, Lawrence

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The man I want to marry is named Larry. He is the kindest, gentlest person I have ever met.

I have never met a nice Larry. When I was in elementary school, all the boys I knew named Larry were mean bullies. My former brother-in-law was a Larry, and he was a rotten person. My 2nd husband had a son named Larry who was an obnoxious drunk and drug addict. The only Larry I like is Larry the Cable Guy - I could listen to him all day!

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Laz, Lars, Lar

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Larry Hagman, American actor best known for his role on Dallas.
Larry Fine, American comedian and actor, best known as a member of the 3 stooges.
Larry Grayson, English comedian and TV presenter.
Larry the Cable Guy, stage name of American comedian Daniel Lawrence Whitney.
Larry Gatlin, country singer
Larry Bird, American Hall of Fame basketball player
Larry Doby, American Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder from the Negro leagues and Major League Baseball. He was the first Black player to play in the American League.
Larry McMurtry, American novelist and Academy award winning screenwriter.
Larry Niven, American science fiction author.

Larry in song, story & screen: | Edit

Larry the Cucumber, character from VeggieTales; also goes by the alter-ego of Larry Boy
Larry the Lobster, lifeguard on SpongeBob SquarePants
Larry Palaroncini, character from Homestar Runner that plays in the band Limozeen
Larry Burns, the son of Mr. Burns, portrayed by Rodney Dangerfield on The Simpsons
Larry on the TV series The West Wing
Larry, of TV show Newhart, part of the dirty backwoods trio Larry, Darryl, and Darryl, and the only one who could speak; played by William Sanderson
Larry Dallas, character on the sitcom "Three's Company" played by Richard Kline
Larry Appleton, character on Perfect Strangers, often referred to as Cousin Larry
Larry "Bud" Melman, recurring character on David Letterman shows
Larry Sanders, character played by Gary Shandling on the Larry Sanders Show
Larry Blaisdell, character played by Larry Bagby III on Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Larry Fleinhardt, character who is a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and CalSci professor in the CBS crime drama NUMB3RS, played by Peter MacNicol
Larry David, the comedic god and co-writer of Seinfeld which I must say is pretty, pretty, pretty gud.

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