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Lars

First Name
6k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
204
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Lars mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Lars

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

Wiktionary

From modern Scandinavian Lars.

  1. A male given name occasionally given to Anglophones.

From Latin Lares

  1. Alternative form of Lares, the classical Roman household deities

    Lars was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Faroese, German, Norwegian, and Swedish

    Notable Persons Named Lars

    Lars Ulrich is a heavy metal music, thrash metal, hard rock, and speed metal musician. He plays Tama Drums. He has had major accomplishments since 1980. Lars was born on December 26th, 1963 in Gentofte, Denmark.

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    Yngwie Malmsteen is a neoclassical metal, instrumental rock, heavy metal music, and hard rock musician. He plays Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster. His most notable accomplishments were from 1978 to present. Yngwie was given the name Lars Johan Yngve Lannerbäck on June 30th, 1963 in Stockholm, Sweden. Yngwie is also known as Yngwie J. Malmsteen and Lars Y. Loudamp.

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    Lars von Trier is a film director and screenwriter. He has been prominent since 1977. Lars was given the name Lars Trier on April 30th, 1956 in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark.

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    Lars Lagerbäck is a soccer manager for the Iceland national football team and Gimonäs CK. Lars was born on July 16th, 1948 in Katrineholm.

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    Lars Mikkelsen is an actor. Lars was born on May 6th, 1964 in Gladsaxe Municipality.

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    Lars Larson is a talk radio show host. Lars was given the name Lars Kristopher Larson on March 6th, 1959 in Taipei.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Lars

    Byron was born on January 19th, 1965 in Oakland, California.

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

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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 11 0 11
    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 61 0 61
    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 87 0 87
    1969 93 0 93
    1970 104 0 104
    1971 89 0 89
    1972 87 0 87
    1973 76 0 76
    1974 80 0 80
    1975 75 0 75
    1976 77 0 77
    1977 67 0 67
    1978 66 0 66
    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 82 0 82
    2015 91 0 91
    2016 109 0 109

    Where is the name Lars popular?

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    Popularity of Lars as a first name

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    Popularity of Lars as a last name

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    Common last names for Lars

    • Larson
    • Larsen
    • Johnson
    • Anderson
    • Hansen
    • Jensen
    • Nelson
    • Olson
    • Christensen
    • Peterson
    • Olsen
    • Petersen
    • Pedersen
    • Erickson
    • Rasmussen
    • Thompson
    • Haugen

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Lars U.S.
      White 18.14% 64.26%
      African American 75.00% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 3.43% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Lars

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

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    Fun Facts about the name Lars

    • How Popular is the name Lars? Lars is the 3,225th most popular name of all time. As a last name Lars was the 90,495th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Lars have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,322 babies born with the first name Lars in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lars to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lars? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1883 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
    • When was Lars first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lars is Monday, December 7th, 1868.
    • What year had the most people named Lars born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lars was in 2000 with a total of 127 babies.
    • Random Lars Factoid: According to the 1985 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lars is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 11 babies in California have the same name as you in 1985.
    • Weird things about the name Lars: 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?
    • How many people have the last name Lars? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 204 people with the last name Lars.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lars? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Lars as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
    • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.