Lauren Name Meaning & Origin

Lauren

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Nicknames for Lauren

Ren, laurie

Meanings and history of the name Lauren

Lauren is ultimately derived from the Latin name Laurentius, meaning "Man from Laurentum". Today this name is relatively unused for males, however, it was originally as masculine name. It was only popularised for females after Betty Joan Perske took on Lauren Bacall as her stage name. The name Lauren is also scandinavian for Laurence.

Famous real-life people named Lauren

Cameroonian footballer Lauren Etame Mayer, who currently plays for English Premier League team Portsmouth.

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