Laurie Name Meaning & Origin

Laurie

Pronunciation: LAWR-ee (key)

Origin of the name Laurie:

A pet form of Laura, which is derived from the Latin laurus (laurel, an evergreen shrub or tree whose leaves were woven into wreaths by the ancient Greeks to crown victors in various contests.)

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Laur, Lo, Lola, Lu, Li

Short for Lauren or Laura

Variation spelling: Lauree, Lauriegh, Laurey, Laury, Lori, Lorri, Lorrie, Lorree, Lorriegh, Lorrey

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Laurie Holden (born Heather Laurie Holden), American-Canadian actress and human rights activist
Laurie Anderson, American performance artist
Laurie Lee (born Laurence Edward Alan Lee) (male), English poet, novelist, and screenwriter
Laurie Metcalf (born Lauren Elizabeth Metcalf), American actress best known for her role as Jackie Harris in the TV series "Rosanne"

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Laurie Partridge, teenage daughter in "The Partridge Family" TV series of the 1970s, played by Susan Dey.
Laurie (male), Jo's best friend in "Little Women".
Laurie Forman- fictional character from "That 70's Show"
Laurie Collins, Wallflower from the X-Men books
Laurie Strode, main character in films 1978 Halloween, 1981 Halloween II, 1998 Halloween H2O and 2002 Halloween: Resurrection (all portrayed by Jamie Lee Curtis) & 2007 Halloween and 2009 Halloween II (all portrayed by Scout Taylor-Compton)

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