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Laurence

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458k Lawrence (English)
60k Lorenzo (Italian)
2k Lorenz (German)
< 1k Lawrencia (Latin)

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 25 0 25
1881 28 0 28
1882 24 0 24
1883 28 0 28
1884 24 0 24
1885 33 0 33
1886 43 0 43
1887 28 0 28
1888 38 0 38
1889 32 0 32
1890 47 5 42
1891 46 7 39
1892 45 0 45
1893 58 5 53
1894 46 0 46
1895 58 0 58
1896 64 5 59
1897 69 0 69
1898 83 9 74
1899 71 8 63
1900 86 5 81
1901 60 0 60
1902 77 6 71
1903 77 0 77
1904 80 7 73
1905 82 5 77
1906 89 8 81
1907 84 6 78
1908 97 6 91
1909 94 5 89
1910 123 9 114
1911 128 7 121
1912 277 6 271
1913 320 6 314
1914 384 5 379
1915 471 9 462
1916 479 9 470
1917 503 8 495
1918 567 10 557
1919 547 16 531
1920 562 11 551
1921 609 11 598
1922 592 12 580
1923 550 7 543
1924 581 6 575
1925 569 18 551
1926 610 0 610
1927 589 6 583
1928 585 12 573
1929 592 6 586
1930 570 7 563
1931 525 8 517
1932 479 0 479
1933 426 0 426
1934 489 0 489
1935 427 0 427
1936 432 0 432
1937 448 0 448
1938 485 6 479
1939 548 0 548
1940 604 0 604
1941 530 5 525
1942 671 5 666
1943 648 0 648
1944 581 0 581
1945 590 0 590
1946 708 0 708
1947 778 0 778
1948 775 6 769
1949 800 0 800
1950 807 0 807
1951 829 5 824
1952 854 11 843
1953 755 7 748
1954 711 0 711
1955 640 0 640
1956 651 0 651
1957 611 5 606
1958 539 0 539
1959 518 0 518
1960 512 0 512
1961 553 12 541
1962 519 0 519
1963 512 7 505
1964 463 7 456
1965 370 5 365
1966 354 5 349
1967 355 7 348
1968 329 8 321
1969 308 6 302
1970 304 0 304
1971 230 0 230
1972 214 0 214
1973 204 0 204
1974 184 0 184
1975 180 0 180
1976 174 0 174
1977 163 6 157
1978 145 6 139
1979 153 0 153
1980 160 0 160
1981 168 0 168
1982 165 0 165
1983 134 0 134
1984 152 0 152
1985 143 5 138
1986 119 0 119
1987 115 0 115
1988 113 7 106
1989 152 7 145
1990 133 11 122
1991 116 0 116
1992 124 0 124
1993 101 0 101
1994 102 0 102
1995 125 0 125
1996 114 5 109
1997 96 6 90
1998 97 0 97
1999 86 0 86
2000 77 6 71
2001 68 0 68
2002 79 5 74
2003 81 0 81
2004 71 0 71
2005 61 0 61
2006 76 5 71
2007 55 0 55
2008 53 0 53
2009 55 0 55
2010 41 0 41
2011 48 0 48
2012 51 0 51
2013 45 0 45
2014 59 0 59
2015 59 0 59

Want to know about the popularity of the Laurence baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 39,503 babies born with the name Laurence in the United States. That's more than enough Laurences to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 25 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Laurence" was in 1952 with a total of 843 babies.

According to the 1946 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Laurence" ranks #90 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, 63 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 1946. Across the entire United States a total of 708 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Laurence

The name "Laurence" is of English origin, and it means "Laurel". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Laurence Fishburne

Laurence Fishburne is an actor, film director, film producer, and playwright with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1972 to present. Laurence was born in 1961 as Laurence John Fishburne III in Augusta, Georgia, U.S.

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Mr. T

Mr. T is an actor, motivational speaker, wrestler, and bodyguard with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1980 to present. Mr. was born in 1952 as Laurence Tureaud in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Laurence Olivier

Laurence was born in 1907.

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Laurence Harvey

Laurence Harvey is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1948 to 1973. Laurence was born in 1928 as Laruschka Mischa Skikne in Joniskis, Lithuania.

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Larry Mullen Jr.

Larry Mullen Jr. is a musician, songwriter, and actor specializing in rock, post-punk, and alternative rock music with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1976 to present. Larry was born in 1961 as Laurence Joseph Mullen, Jr..

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Laurence Sterne

Laurence Sterne is a novelist and clergyman. Laurence was born in 1713 in Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Laurence

Laurence Fishburne Mother
Laurence Fishburne Wife
Laurence Leavy
Laurence Leboeuf
Laurence R Harvey
Laurence Tribe
Laurence Fox

Alternative Meanings

L is for loyalty, that you show.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

U is for unite, you bring people together.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

C is for compassion, your finest side.

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

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

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Past life for Laurence born Aug 28, 1985

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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 Western Russia approximately on 1425. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

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. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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