Lawrence

Lawrence - A very unique male name



  Apr 23,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Lawrence, meaning from Laurentium, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #35. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Lawrence and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Lawrence? 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 Lawrence. The baby boy name Lawrence was given to 570 baby boys in 2012, ranking #447 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,879 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Lawrence peaked in popularity 75 years ago in 1942 on position 30.



Famous with this name

Jennifer Lawrence
Martin Lawrence
Lawrence Kasdan


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Lawrence is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Lawrence is currently topping the baby name charts in New Hampshire at position #205 - and is the least popular in Tennessee at position #676.

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 Lawrence is where you live.


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Lawrence origin and meaning

Lawrence is a 8 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means from Laurentium. To see famous people named Lawrence, pop culture references for the name Lawrence and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Lawrence

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

Lorenzo / Laurence / 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
2012447
2011455
2010461
2009444
2008428
2007394
2006406
2005396
2004365
2003342
2002346
2001338
2000321
1999315
1998277
1997284
1996254
1995248
1994237
1993197
1992193
1991182
1990174
1989172
1988149
1987146
1986151
1985144
1984143
1983132
1982128
1981125
1980128
1979122
1978113
1977114
1976113
1975110
1974100
1973104
1972101
197185
197083
196971
196867
196766
196666
196566
196468
196368
196270
196167
196064
195962
195852
195746
195642
195542
195439
195337
195235
195133
195033
194932
194831
194732
194631
194530
194432
194332
194230
194134
194035
193936
193836
193738
193637
193535
193434
193338
193234
193138
193036
192938
192838
192737
192636
192536
192436
192336
192236
192137
192036
191938
191838
191736
191637
191537
191435
191335
191237
191137
191035

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Hampshire205
Alaska211
District of Columbia230
New Mexico257
Louisiana310
Virginia319
Michigan324
Georgia336
Pennsylvania348
Washington349
New York363
North Carolina412
Illinois430
Kentucky430
Arkansas455
Kansas456
Oklahoma456
New Jersey466
South Carolina470
Mississippi470
Florida474
Indiana481
Nevada486
Alabama486
California486
Arizona519
Wisconsin524
Maryland525
Ohio543
Missouri546
Minnesota595
Texas596
Massachusetts605
Colorado610
Utah615
Tennessee676

Even more about Lawrence


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 Lawrence 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 Lawrence?

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
1942
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Lawrence
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 2,879
Letter count 8
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +570

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