Larkin Name Meaning & Origin

Larkin

Pronunciation: LAHR-kin (key)

Related Names:

Lorcan, Laurence

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Meanings and history of the name Larkin

Means "silent" or "fierce" and was probably used as a nickname for a "brave warrior." Sometimes equated with Laurence, Lorcan is a name in its own right. One Lorcan was the grandfather of Brian Boru, two kings of Leinster bore the name and St. Lorcan O'Tuathail, better known as St. Laurence O'Toole, was an influential bishop of Dublin and an important mediator between the Norman invaders and the Irish in the twelth century.
Larkin is another variant of Lorcan.

Famous real-life people named Larkin

Larkin Malloy, actor
Larkin Zouey, son of Mireille Enos and husband Alan Ruck

Larkin in song, story & screen

Pop Larkin, Ma Larkin, and the Larkin family — characters in the British television series "The Darling Buds of May".
Vince Larkin, character in the 1997 movie "Con Air" played by John Cusack.

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