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Girl Name: Lauren

Name: Lauren
Pronunciation: \la(u)-ren\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Lauren's also a boy name)
Meaning: the bay, or laurel plant
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Laurene, Laurena, Laureen
Variant forms: Laren, Larentia, Larentina, Larenzina, Larren, Laryn, Larryn, Larrynn, Larsina, Larsine, Laurence, Laurenne, Laurin, Lauryn, Laurynn, Loren, Lorena, Lorene, Lorenn, Lorenza, Lorin, Loryn, Lorne, Lorren, Lorrin, Lorrynn, Lourenca, Lourence, Loren, Lowran, Lowrenn, Lowrynn, L'Wren
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 162
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 33424

Description

Lauren \la(u)-ren\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Lauren), is pronounced LAWR-en. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Lauren is "the bay, or laurel plant". Feminine form of Lawrence or variant of Laura. The earliest feminine form of the name was Laurentia, dating from the time of the early Romans. The name was first made popular by Lauren Bacall in the 1940s. The fashion designer Ralph Lauren has given the name fashionable associations. See also Lorna. Model Lauren Hutton; First Daughter Lauren Bush; basketball player Lauren Jackson.

Lauren has 33 variant forms: Laren, Larentia, Larentina, Larenzina, Larren, Laryn, Larryn, Larrynn, Larsina, Larsine, Laurence, Laurenne, Laurin, Lauryn, Laurynn, Loren, Lorena, Lorene, Lorenn, Lorenza, Lorin, Loryn, Lorne, Lorren, Lorrin, Lorrynn, Lourenca, Lourence, Loren, Lowran, Lowrenn, Lowrynn and L'Wren.

Baby names that sound like Lauren are Laurene, Laurena and Laureen.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Lauren.

Popularity

Lauren is a very popular first name for women (#162 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#33424 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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