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Larry

First Name
808k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
6k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Larry mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Larry

"Larry" is a name of English origin, and it means "From Laurentum, Italy". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Lar"ry
Same as Lorry, or Lorrie.
Wiktionary
  1. A diminutive of the male given name Laurence or Lawrence, popular as a male given name in the U.S. in the 1940s and the 1950s.

Notable Persons Named Larry

Larry Bird is a basketball player for the Indiana Pacers and Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association. He was most prominent from 1979 to 1992. Larry was born on December 7th, 1956 in West Baden Springs, Indiana.

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Larry Ellison is an executive chairman, cto of oracle corporation, chairman, chief technology officer, and executive chairmanandctooforacle corporation. He has been prominent since 1966. Larry was born on August 17th, 1944 in Manhattan, New York, U.S.

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Larry David is an improvisational theatre, observational comedy, sketch comedy, deadpan, and political satire comedian. Larry was given the name Lawrence Gene David on July 2nd, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Larry Linville was an actor. He was most active from 1960 to 1996. Larry was given the name Lawrence Lavon Linville on September 29th, 1939 in Ojai, California. He left this life on April 10th, 2000.

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Larry King is a radio and television personality. His ongoing career started in 1957. Larry was given the name Lawrence Harvey Zeiger on November 19th, 1933 in Brooklyn.

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Larry D. Alexander is an influential individual in the fields of visual arts, author, catechesis, and evangelism. Larry was given the name Larry Dell Alexander on May 30th, 1953 in Dermott, Arkansas.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Larry

Indian Larry was a motorcycle builder and artist, stunt rider, and biker. Indian was given the name Lawrence DeSmedt on April 28th, 1949 in , U.S. He left this life on August 30th, 2004.

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Wendy Larry is an influential individual. Wendy was born on March 25th, 1955 in Bloomingdale, New Jersey.

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Larry was a notable person. Larry was born on November 19th, 1927. Larry is also known as Parkes and Terence. He passed away on June 25th, 2003.

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Lionel Larry is an influential somebody. Lionel was born on September 14th, 1986.

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Admiral Dewey Larry is a football player. His career lasted from 1983 to 1984. Admiral was born on September 1st, 1958 in New Orleans.

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Natasha Larry is a famed human. Natasha was born on December 11th, 1981.

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How popular is the baby name Larry in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 13 0 13
1881 8 0 8
1882 8 0 8
1883 12 0 12
1884 18 0 18
1885 19 0 19
1886 23 0 23
1887 17 0 17
1888 19 0 19
1889 13 0 13
1890 24 0 24
1891 17 0 17
1892 19 0 19
1893 22 0 22
1894 36 0 36
1895 37 0 37
1896 38 0 38
1897 33 0 33
1898 39 0 39
1899 34 0 34
1900 62 0 62
1901 35 0 35
1902 46 0 46
1903 57 0 57
1904 70 0 70
1905 72 0 72
1906 72 0 72
1907 63 0 63
1908 70 0 70
1909 87 0 87
1910 114 0 114
1911 92 0 92
1912 164 0 164
1913 212 0 212
1914 273 6 267
1915 301 0 301
1916 307 6 301
1917 330 8 322
1918 405 7 398
1919 414 9 405
1920 449 9 440
1921 491 0 491
1922 499 8 491
1923 527 9 518
1924 585 8 577
1925 733 10 723
1926 813 7 806
1927 837 0 837
1928 1,081 12 1,069
1929 1,278 10 1,268
1930 1,732 11 1,721
1931 2,157 12 2,145 #88 boy name
1932 2,842 18 2,824 #65 boy name
1933 3,265 15 3,250 #58 boy name
1934 4,490 20 4,470 #43 boy name
1935 5,997 20 5,977 #33 boy name
1936 7,653 40 7,613 #25 boy name
1937 10,350 31 10,319 #16 boy name
1938 12,425 40 12,385 #16 boy name
1939 14,573 45 14,528 #14 boy name
1940 17,272 73 17,199 #13 boy name
1941 20,185 58 20,127 #11 boy name
1942 22,161 64 22,097 #12 boy name
1943 23,035 70 22,965 #12 boy name
1944 22,103 81 22,022 #12 boy name
1945 22,887 64 22,823 #11 boy name
1946 28,528 84 28,444 #11 boy name
1947 35,016 81 34,935 #10 boy name
1948 33,508 79 33,429 #11 boy name
1949 31,900 93 31,807 #10 boy name
1950 31,595 106 31,489 #11 boy name
1951 30,659 100 30,559 #11 boy name
1952 28,331 91 28,240 #14 boy name
1953 25,288 96 25,192 #18 boy name
1954 24,691 89 24,602 #19 boy name
1955 22,925 117 22,808 #19 boy name
1956 22,401 106 22,295 #21 boy name
1957 22,017 106 21,911 #22 boy name
1958 20,165 97 20,068 #22 boy name
1959 18,504 87 18,417 #25 boy name
1960 16,078 87 15,991 #28 boy name
1961 14,639 63 14,576 #30 boy name
1962 12,775 63 12,712 #31 boy name
1963 11,717 46 11,671 #36 boy name
1964 10,719 44 10,675 #36 boy name
1965 9,458 51 9,407 #38 boy name
1966 8,769 55 8,714 #38 boy name
1967 8,382 54 8,328 #39 boy name
1968 8,299 67 8,232 #38 boy name
1969 8,354 68 8,286 #40 boy name
1970 8,176 63 8,113 #43 boy name
1971 7,811 51 7,760 #44 boy name
1972 6,675 65 6,610 #47 boy name
1973 6,151 69 6,082 #50 boy name
1974 5,738 43 5,695 #55 boy name
1975 5,356 44 5,312 #56 boy name
1976 4,887 44 4,843 #60 boy name
1977 4,889 50 4,839 #62 boy name
1978 4,568 53 4,515 #64 boy name
1979 4,430 38 4,392 #69 boy name
1980 4,323 55 4,268 #70 boy name
1981 3,992 40 3,952 #74 boy name
1982 3,750 31 3,719 #77 boy name
1983 3,411 30 3,381 #85 boy name
1984 3,131 26 3,105 #92 boy name
1985 2,975 28 2,947 #96 boy name
1986 2,643 21 2,622
1987 2,519 18 2,501
1988 2,470 23 2,447
1989 2,350 12 2,338
1990 2,200 6 2,194
1991 2,086 13 2,073
1992 1,871 9 1,862
1993 1,789 9 1,780
1994 1,568 9 1,559
1995 1,409 8 1,401
1996 1,371 0 1,371
1997 1,238 0 1,238
1998 1,208 0 1,208
1999 1,255 0 1,255
2000 1,118 0 1,118
2001 1,030 0 1,030
2002 952 0 952
2003 949 0 949
2004 898 0 898
2005 828 0 828
2006 791 0 791
2007 962 0 962
2008 823 0 823
2009 781 0 781
2010 810 0 810
2011 716 0 716
2012 657 0 657
2013 580 0 580
2014 544 0 544
2015 513 0 513
2016 442 0 442

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Popularity of Larry as a first name

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Popularity of Larry as a last name

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Common last names for Larry

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Larry U.S.
  White 24.35% 64.26%
  African American 67.74% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.52% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.88% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.10% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.41% 16.26%

Of Last Name Larry

People with the last name Larry are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Larry

  • How Popular is the name Larry? Larry is the 63rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Larry was the 5,817th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Larry have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 808,467 babies born with the first name Larry in the United States. That's more than enough people named Larry to occupy the country of Guyana with an estimated population of 784,894 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Larry? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 13 new born babies.
  • When was Larry first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Larry is Thursday, May 17th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Larry born? The highest recorded use of the first name Larry was in 1947 with a total of 34,935 babies. That's a lot of babies named Larry!
  • Random Larry Factoid: According to the 1945 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Larry ranks 13th in popularity as a baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, 1,389 babies in California have the same name as you in 1945.
  • Weird things about the name Larry: Your name in reverse order is Yrral. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ayrlr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Larry? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,942 people with the last name Larry.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Larry? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Larry as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.