- More interesting than Laura, more updated, but it has real staying power and works as well on a baby as it does ona grown-up lady.
- my middle name, it sounds so classy and adds a bit of sophistication to any name.
- it has a nice balance (six letters -- not too long, not too short) * has that classy French "au" sound *evokes images of Lauren Bacall * has a creative, artistic feel * came from "laurel," which represents courage and honour (crowns of laurel leaves placed upon the head in ancient Greece symbolized feats of bravery)
- sounds nice
- Lauren Elise: Laura was my aunt's name who was accidently run over by her great-aunt. I wanted to honor her and use her name, but haven't like Laura. I'm a piano player, thence, Elise from "Fur Elise"
- Lauren Joy: Simple and happy.
Oringally, Lauren was used mostly for boys as it was a variation on Laurence. Laurence comes from the Latin name Laurentius, which means "from Laurentum." Laurentum was a place in Roman Italy probably derived from the word for "laurel." As a girls' name it was probably first used on a girl by the film acress Lauren Bacall (real name: born Betty jean Perske in 1924). Since then, in the USA, it has been mostly a feminine name.
See Also: Lawryn, Lorynn, Lauren (boy)
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