Lawrence, Laurence

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FOR REAL: This is the anglicized form of the French Laurence, which comes from the Latin name Laurentius, meaning "man from Laurentium," a place in ancient Italy whose name may derive from the word for "laurel." Lawrence is the usual English surname form as well. Laurence is also a girls' name in French.

diminutives: Larry, Laurie, Lawrie

related names: Laura, Lauren, other forms