Laurence

Laurence - A very unique male name



  Nov 22,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Laurence appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #244. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Laurence and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Laurence? 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 Laurence. The baby boy name Laurence was given to 8 baby boys in 2012, ranking #3207 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 205,132 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Laurence peaked in popularity 104 years ago in 1913 on position 212.



Famous with this name

Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Olivier
Oona Laurence


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Laurence is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Laurence is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #1,943 - and is the least popular in California at position #1,943.

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 Laurence is where you live.


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Laurence origin and meaning

Laurence is a 8 letter name with 2 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Laurence, pop culture references for the name Laurence and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Laurence

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

Lawrence / Lorenzo / Lorenza / Lawerence / Lawrance / Laurance / Lorenz / Loring / Larence / Lorenso /

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
20123207
20112540
20104149
20092203
20082332
20072486
20061952
20052076
20042480
20031686
20021575
20011740
20001607
19991368
19981280
19971289
19961039
19951104
19941201
19931278
1992912
19911042
1990953
1989849
1988968
1987845
1986837
1985775
1984690
1983757
1982693
1981635
1980719
1979719
1978711
1977700
1976667
1975634
1974604
1973570
1972576
1971537
1970461
1969456
1968436
1967418
1966410
1965416
1964375
1963356
1962353
1961342
1960351
1959349
1958333
1957317
1956291
1955285
1954264
1953252
1952231
1951235
1950230
1949230
1948236
1947232
1946227
1945235
1944239
1943227
1942221
1941243
1940216
1939223
1938251
1937256
1936264
1935269
1934243
1933260
1932252
1931228
1930227
1929216
1928230
1927229
1926220
1925248
1924239
1923240
1922226
1921221
1920226
1919228
1918224
1917231
1916229
1915221
1914220
1913212
1912213
1911282
1910244

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California1943

Even more about Laurence


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 Laurence a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Laurence?

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
1913
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Laurence
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 205,132
Letter count 8
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +8

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