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Lars

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Scandinavian
  • Meaning: Person from Laurentum
  • #3181 All Time
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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1883 7 0 7
1884 5 0 5
1886 5 0 5
1887 5 0 5
1897 5 0 5
1901 8 0 8
1912 6 0 6
1913 6 0 6
1914 16 0 16
1915 17 0 17
1916 10 0 10
1917 24 0 24
1918 12 0 12
1919 8 0 8
1920 14 0 14
1921 21 0 21
1922 10 0 10
1923 17 0 17
1924 9 0 9
1925 12 0 12
1926 14 0 14
1927 14 0 14
1928 15 0 15
1929 14 0 14
1930 13 0 13
1931 12 0 12
1932 10 0 10
1933 14 0 14
1934 12 0 12
1935 15 0 15
1936 16 0 16
1937 27 0 27
1938 15 0 15
1939 19 0 19
1940 22 0 22
1941 15 0 15
1942 25 0 25
1943 18 0 18
1944 21 0 21
1945 20 0 20
1946 16 0 16
1947 15 0 15
1948 34 0 34
1949 29 0 29
1950 34 0 34
1951 29 0 29
1952 40 0 40
1953 36 0 36
1954 44 0 44
1955 41 0 41
1956 54 0 54
1957 53 0 53
1958 74 0 74
1959 91 0 91
1960 62 0 62
1961 110 0 110
1962 94 0 94
1963 79 0 79
1964 91 0 91
1965 83 0 83
1966 82 0 82
1967 96 0 96
1968 86 0 86
1969 93 0 93
1970 103 0 103
1971 89 0 89
1972 86 0 86
1973 76 0 76
1974 81 0 81
1975 75 0 75
1976 77 0 77
1977 67 0 67
1978 65 0 65
1979 104 0 104
1980 99 0 99
1981 77 0 77
1982 81 0 81
1983 100 0 100
1984 80 0 80
1985 70 0 70
1986 75 0 75
1987 68 0 68
1988 83 0 83
1989 80 0 80
1990 84 0 84
1991 74 0 74
1992 88 0 88
1993 88 0 88
1994 89 0 89
1995 91 0 91
1996 97 0 97
1997 95 0 95
1998 109 0 109
1999 103 0 103
2000 127 0 127
2001 114 0 114
2002 127 0 127
2003 117 0 117
2004 111 0 111
2005 116 0 116
2006 101 0 101
2007 125 0 125
2008 101 0 101
2009 94 0 94
2010 88 0 88
2011 71 0 71
2012 84 0 84
2013 95 0 95
2014 81 0 81

Want to know about the populiarty of Lars? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,120 babies born with the name Lars in the United States. That's more than enough Lars to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1883 when it was given to 7 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Lars" was in 2000 with a total of 127 babies.

According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Lars" is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 2008. Across the entire United States a total of only 101 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Lars popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Lars" mean? The list below shows the origins of Lars as well as things modernly associated with the name Lars such as celebrities named Lars.

Scandinavian

Origin and Meaning of Lars

The name "Lars" is of Scandinavian origin, and it means "Person from Laurentum". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Lars Von Trier

Lars Von Trier is a film director and screenwriter with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1977 to present. Lars was born in 1956 as Lars Trier in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark.

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Lars Ulrich

Lars Ulrich is a musician, songwriter, producer, and actor specializing in heavy metal, thrash metal, hard rock, and speed metal music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1980 to present. Lars was born in 1963 in Gentofte, Denmark.

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Yngwie Malmsteen

Yngwie Malmsteen is a musician, songwriter, and producer specializing in heavy metal, neoclassical metal, hard rock, and instrumental rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1978 to present. Yngwie was born in 1963 as Lars Johan Yngve Lannerback in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Lars Ricken

Lars Ricken is a football biography. Lars was born in 1976 in Dortmund, West Germany.

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Lasse Hallström

Lasse Hallström is a film director and screenwriter with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1973 to present. Lasse was born in 1946 as Lars Sven Hallstrom in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Lars Larson

Lars Larson is a conservative talk radio show host. Lars was born in 1959 as Lars Kristopher Larson in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Alternative Meanings

L is for listen, one of your best traits.

A is for able, for you surely are.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

S is for secret, that you can certainly keep.

Your name in reverse order is "Sral". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Lsra". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Lars born Aug 12, 1956

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Saudi Arabia approximately on 1200. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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