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465k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Lauren

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: American
  • Meaning: Laurel
  • #137 All Time
  • #94 in 2014
Girls
Boys
Similar Names
58k Loren (American)
43k Lorena (English)
39k Lorene (American)
7k Lorin (English)

How popular is the name "Lauren" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1884 5 0 5
1890 5 0 5
1895 6 0 6
1896 5 0 5
1900 9 0 9
1904 5 0 5
1905 6 0 6
1906 7 0 7
1907 6 0 6
1909 7 0 7
1910 12 0 12
1911 12 0 12
1912 19 0 19
1913 28 0 28
1914 42 0 42
1915 44 0 44
1916 43 0 43
1917 47 0 47
1918 69 0 69
1919 67 0 67
1920 67 0 67
1921 73 0 73
1922 63 0 63
1923 51 0 51
1924 73 6 67
1925 67 0 67
1926 55 0 55
1927 67 0 67
1928 64 0 64
1929 75 0 75
1930 56 0 56
1931 76 0 76
1932 56 0 56
1933 57 5 52
1934 69 0 69
1935 66 6 60
1936 58 0 58
1937 87 0 87
1938 80 0 80
1939 82 5 77
1940 73 9 64
1941 86 9 77
1942 78 17 61
1943 101 15 86
1944 111 46 65
1945 442 380 62
1946 495 415 80
1947 511 420 91
1948 494 422 72
1949 522 446 76
1950 500 426 74
1951 504 418 86
1952 606 517 89
1953 653 588 65
1954 808 735 73
1955 924 856 68
1956 998 935 63
1957 1,366 1,305 61
1958 1,422 1,347 75
1959 1,411 1,352 59
1960 1,393 1,334 59
1961 1,310 1,259 51
1962 1,175 1,122 53
1963 1,321 1,260 61
1964 1,421 1,377 44
1965 1,358 1,304 54
1966 1,226 1,188 38
1967 1,221 1,186 35
1968 1,183 1,142 41
1969 1,361 1,308 53
1970 1,356 1,314 42
1971 1,166 1,121 45
1972 1,037 1,007 30
1973 1,126 1,095 31
1974 1,423 1,393 30
1975 1,881 1,849 32
1976 2,259 2,222 37
1977 2,583 2,550 33
1978 3,720 3,671 49 #80 girl name
1979 5,675 5,624 51 #45 girl name
1980 7,531 7,474 57 #38 girl name
1981 8,884 8,807 77 #35 girl name
1982 11,663 11,588 75 #26 girl name
1983 13,044 12,944 100 #24 girl name
1984 14,568 14,473 95 #21 girl name
1985 15,879 15,765 114 #15 girl name
1986 16,756 16,675 81 #14 girl name
1987 16,814 16,706 108 #16 girl name
1988 19,732 19,633 99 #11 girl name
1989 21,197 21,063 134 #9 girl name
1990 20,592 20,498 94 #10 girl name
1991 18,473 18,409 64 #13 girl name
1992 17,258 17,214 44 #12 girl name
1993 16,220 16,187 33 #12 girl name
1994 15,193 15,153 40 #14 girl name
1995 13,486 13,444 42 #15 girl name
1996 12,632 12,596 36 #16 girl name
1997 13,281 13,244 37 #14 girl name
1998 12,933 12,907 26 #14 girl name
1999 13,949 13,912 37 #12 girl name
2000 14,201 14,172 29 #11 girl name
2001 12,807 12,778 29 #15 girl name
2002 12,356 12,322 34 #13 girl name
2003 11,069 11,046 23 #15 girl name
2004 10,028 9,981 47 #16 girl name
2005 9,275 9,244 31 #21 girl name
2006 8,509 8,492 17 #24 girl name
2007 7,452 7,434 18 #28 girl name
2008 6,460 6,448 12 #30 girl name
2009 5,205 5,198 7 #45 girl name
2010 4,473 4,464 9 #58 girl name
2011 4,104 4,095 9 #62 girl name
2012 3,668 3,654 14 #72 girl name
2013 3,352 3,341 11 #91 girl name
2014 3,079 3,072 7 #94 girl name

Want to know about the populiarty of Lauren? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 465,209 babies born with the name Lauren in the United States. That's more than enough Laurens to occupy the territory of Guadeloupe (France) with an estimated population of 465,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1884 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Lauren" was in 1989 with a total of 21,063 babies. (That's a lot of baby Laurens)

According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Lauren" ranks #63 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Missouri. Imagine that, 86 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 2012. Across the entire United States a total of 3,668 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

American

Origin and Meaning of Lauren

The name "Lauren" is of American origin, and it means "Laurel". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1942 to 2014. Lauren was born in 1924 as Betty Joan Perske in The Bronx, New York, United States.

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Lauren Conrad

Lauren Conrad is a television personality, fashion designer, and author with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Lauren was born in 1986 as Lauren Katherine Conrad in Laguna Beach, California, U.S.

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Keke Palmer

Keke Palmer is a singer-songwriter, actress, and television personality specializing in R&B, hip hop, and pop music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Keke was born in 1993 as Lauren Keyana Palmer in Harvey, Illinois, U.S.

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Lauren Graham

Lauren Graham is an actress, producer, and novelist with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1995 to present. Lauren was born in 1967 as Lauren Helen Graham in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States.

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Lauren Holly

Lauren Holly is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1983 to present. Lauren was born in 1963 as Lauren Michael Holly in Bristol, Pennsylvania,United States.

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Lauren German

Lauren German is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Lauren was born in 1978 as Lauren Christine German in Huntington Beach, California, U.S.

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Alternative Meanings

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

U is for unite, you bring people together.

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

N is for nice, need I say more?

Your name in reverse order is "Nerual". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Aerlun". 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 Lauren born Jan 3, 1955

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Italy approximately on 575. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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