Laurence Name Meaning & Origin

Laurence

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Origin of the name Lauren:

English cognate of the French Laurence, a feminine form of Laurent, which is derived from the Latin Laurentius (man from Laurentum, a town in Latium).

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Comments and insights on the name Laurence: | Edit

I'm a 24 year old francophone (French speaking) named Laurence and I love my name. However, since I moved to the US, people always assume I'm a men (until they meet me), which is highly annoying. If you do plan to name your daughter Laurence, do know that it is VERY common in Quebec and France.

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My youngest daughter is called Laurence Frédérique Sabine Zentout. Her nickname is Laure.

Nicknames for Laurence: | Edit

Lau, Lolo, Laure

Meanings and history of the name Laurence: | Edit

Feminine form of Laurentius used in French. Pronounced "lo-RAWNS."

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Laurence Belleau, character on the French-Canadian women's prison TV drama "Unité 9"

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