Laurence Name Meaning & Origin

Laurence

Pronunciation: LAW-rehnts (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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A woman's name in french.

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Laurie, Laurly, Larry, Bones

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... of Arabia
Laurence Olivier - British, Academy Award winning actor, director & screenwriter.

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Theodore Laurence in the film "Little Women" (1994)
William Laurence, main character and captain of the the dragon Temereaire, in the book series 'Termeraire' by Naomi Novik.

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