Lawrence Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Lawrence:
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. Var: Laurence.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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My husband's name is Lawrence III but he has always been called Larry. We named our son Lawrence IV (nicknamed Harpo after Harpo Marx).
- Nicknames for Lawrence
Larry, Lawry, Lon, Lorne, Laz, Loz, Rory, Rence, Ren, Law, Lance
- Meanings and history of the name Lawrence
Lawrence, Kansas is the home of the University of Kansas.
- Famous real-life people named Lawrence
D.H. Lawrence, author of Lady Chatterly's Lover and other novels
Martin Lawrence, comedian
Lawrence Fishburne, actor
Larry King, television journalist/talk show host
Larry David, actor/writer/comedian
Lawrence Welk, entertainer
T. E. Lawrence, author/British Officer who led Arab Revolt
- Lawrence in song, story & screen
Lawrence of Arabia
Lawrence Stewart "Larry" Talbot, also known as The Wolf Man, is a title character of the 1941 Universal film "The Wolf Man"