Lars Name Meaning & Origin

Lars

Pronunciation: LAHRZ (key)

Origin of the name 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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Our oldest son's name. We love the name; short, simple, and masculine (as well as very global). It's a name that's unique, but not weird. Not a lot of people have this name, but most have heard of it.

Lars is a strong name, a great name for a boy. It is Scandinavion.

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Meanings and history of the name Lars: | Edit

Scandinavian form of Laurence.
Pronounced LAHR-s

Famous real-life people named Lars: | Edit

Lars Frederiksen, American punk musician.
Lars Larson, American conservative talk radio host.
Lars Ulrich, Danish heavy metal drummer.
Lars von Trier, Academy Award-nominated Danish film director and screenwriter.

Lars Bender, German footballer for the German National Team and Bayer Leverkusen

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Lars Lindstrom, lead character of film, "Lars and the Real Girl", portrayed by Ryan Gosling.

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