Lauren

Lauren - A unique female name



  Jan 17,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Lauren, meaning bay laurel, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1943 on position #1831. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Lauren and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Lauren? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Lauren. The baby girl name Lauren was given to 3,633 baby girls in 2012, ranking #72 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 389 baby girls were given this name - making this a unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Lauren peaked in popularity 30 years ago in 1989 on position 9.



Famous with this name

Lauren Cohan
Lauren Holly
Lauren Graham


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Lauren is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Lauren is currently topping the baby name charts in Iowa at position #28 - and is the least popular in Delaware at position #160.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Lauren is where you live.


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Lauren origin and meaning

Lauren is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means bay laurel. To see famous people named Lauren, pop culture references for the name Lauren and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Lauren

We've found the following names that sound similar to Lauren, sorted by popularity.

Lorraine / Lorena / Lorene / Lorna / Lauryn / Loraine / Loren / Lorine / Laureen / Loriann /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201272
201162
201058
200945
200830
200728
200624
200521
200416
200315
200213
200115
200011
199912
199814
199714
199616
199515
199414
199312
199212
199113
199010
19899
198811
198716
198614
198515
198421
198324
198226
198135
198038
197945
197880
1977114
1976125
1975145
1974187
1973233
1972266
1971264
1970242
1969234
1968244
1967241
1966245
1965237
1964236
1963251
1962267
1961249
1960241
1959237
1958224
1957238
1956292
1955302
1954314
1953347
1952367
1951418
1950394
1949382
1948390
1947399
1946376
1945357
19441058
19431831

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Wisconsin28
Iowa28
Minnesota33
Michigan36
South Dakota38
Mississippi39
North Dakota40
Kansas45
Nebraska48
South Carolina50
Georgia53
District of Columbia60
Illinois61
Missouri63
Alabama65
Louisiana65
Ohio69
Maine70
North Carolina74
New York76
Florida79
Tennessee79
Kentucky80
Virginia80
Indiana82
West Virginia89
Washington90
Massachusetts91
Texas91
New Hampshire92
Connecticut97
Pennsylvania101
Maryland103
Utah104
Idaho110
Colorado111
Arkansas112
Arizona112
California112
Montana113
Alaska119
Rhode Island121
Nevada122
Oregon127
Hawaii129
New Jersey130
New Mexico134
Oklahoma139
Delaware160

Even more about Lauren


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Lauren a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Lauren?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1989
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Lauren
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 389
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1943
2012 births +3,633

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