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6k
in the U.S.
in 2010

Larry

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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 18 0 18
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 526 9 517
1924 585 8 577
1925 734 10 724
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 2,840 18 2,822 #65 boy name
1933 3,266 15 3,251 #58 boy name
1934 4,490 20 4,470 #43 boy name
1935 5,997 20 5,977 #33 boy name
1936 7,652 40 7,612 #25 boy name
1937 10,351 31 10,320 #16 boy name
1938 12,425 40 12,385 #16 boy name
1939 14,570 45 14,525 #14 boy name
1940 17,274 73 17,201 #13 boy name
1941 20,187 58 20,129 #11 boy name
1942 22,160 64 22,096 #12 boy name
1943 23,036 70 22,966 #12 boy name
1944 22,103 81 22,022 #12 boy name
1945 22,884 64 22,820 #11 boy name
1946 28,521 84 28,437 #11 boy name
1947 35,020 81 34,939 #10 boy name
1948 33,505 79 33,426 #11 boy name
1949 31,903 93 31,810 #10 boy name
1950 31,596 107 31,489 #11 boy name
1951 30,623 100 30,523 #11 boy name
1952 28,334 91 28,243 #14 boy name
1953 25,282 96 25,186 #18 boy name
1954 24,682 89 24,593 #19 boy name
1955 22,932 118 22,814 #19 boy name
1956 22,399 105 22,294 #21 boy name
1957 22,019 106 21,913 #22 boy name
1958 20,162 97 20,065 #22 boy name
1959 18,502 87 18,415 #25 boy name
1960 16,080 87 15,993 #28 boy name
1961 14,641 63 14,578 #30 boy name
1962 12,773 63 12,710 #31 boy name
1963 11,720 46 11,674 #36 boy name
1964 10,718 44 10,674 #36 boy name
1965 9,458 51 9,407 #38 boy name
1966 8,769 55 8,714 #38 boy name
1967 8,383 54 8,329 #38 boy name
1968 8,299 67 8,232 #38 boy name
1969 8,356 68 8,288 #40 boy name
1970 8,175 63 8,112 #43 boy name
1971 7,812 51 7,761 #44 boy name
1972 6,675 65 6,610 #47 boy name
1973 6,149 69 6,080 #50 boy name
1974 5,739 43 5,696 #55 boy name
1975 5,357 44 5,313 #56 boy name
1976 4,887 44 4,843 #60 boy name
1977 4,889 50 4,839 #62 boy name
1978 4,567 53 4,514 #64 boy name
1979 4,431 38 4,393 #69 boy name
1980 4,324 55 4,269 #70 boy name
1981 3,991 40 3,951 #74 boy name
1982 3,749 31 3,718 #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 2,471 23 2,448
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 1,029 0 1,029
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 822 0 822
2009 781 0 781
2010 810 0 810
2011 716 0 716
2012 655 0 655
2013 580 0 580
2014 543 0 543
2015 510 0 510

Fun Facts about the name Larry

  • How many people with the first name Larry have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 807,974 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 34,939 babies. That's a lot of babies named Larry!
  • Random Larry Factoid: According to the 1973 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Larry ranks 84th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 16 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 1973.
  • 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 Yralr. 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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Popularity of Larry as a last name

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Common last names for Larry

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Moore
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Anderson
  • Thomas
  • Jackson
  • Martin
  • Thompson
  • White
  • Harris
  • Clark
  • King

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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

English

Origin and Meaning of Larry

The name "Larry" is 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.
  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 With the Name Larry

Larry Bird

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

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

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

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

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

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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  • Larry Hagman
    (actor)
  • Larry Richard Walters
    (famous person)
  • Larry the Cable Guy
    (musician)
  • Larry Holmes
    (boxer)
  • Larry Fine
    (actor)
  • Larry Flynt
    (publisher)
  • Larry Wilmore
    (comedian)
  • Larry Fitzgerald
    (football player)
  • Larry Sanders
    (athlete)
  • Larry Brown
    (basketball player)
  • Larry Sanger
    (internet project developer)
  • Larry Johnson
    (basketball player)
  • Larry Hogan
    (Governor of Maryland)
  • Larry Graham
    (musician)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Larry

Indian 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

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

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Larry

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

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

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Admiral Dewey Larry

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

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

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What does the name Larry mean?

Lis for little, the little things you do.

Ais for aspirations, many to be attained

Ris for reasonable, your understanding way.

Ris for responsible, honoring your obligations

Yis for young, the years never show!

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