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204
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in 2010

Lars

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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 62 0 62
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 86 0 86
1973 76 0 76
1974 81 0 81
1975 75 0 75
1976 77 0 77
1977 67 0 67
1978 65 0 65
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

Fun Facts about the name Lars

  • How many people with the first name Lars have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,213 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 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lars is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2001.
  • 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 Rals. 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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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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Scandinavian

Origin and Meaning of Lars

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

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

    Lars Von Trier

    Lars Von Trier is a film director and screenwriter with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1977 to present. Lars was born in 1956 as Lars Trier in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark.

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    Lars Ulrich

    Lars Ulrich is a musician, songwriter, producer, and actor specializing in heavy metal, thrash metal, hard rock, and speed metal music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1980 to present. Lars was born in 1963 in Gentofte, Denmark.

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    Lars Larson

    Lars Larson is a conservative talk radio show host. Lars was born in 1959 as Lars Kristopher Larson in Taipei, Taiwan.

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    Yngwie Malmsteen

    Yngwie Malmsteen is a musician, songwriter, and producer specializing in heavy metal, neoclassical metal, hard rock, and instrumental rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1978 to present. Yngwie was born in 1963 as Lars Johan Yngve Lannerback in Stockholm, Sweden.

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    Lars Ricken

    Lars Ricken is a football biography. Lars was born in 1976 in Dortmund, West Germany.

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    Lasse Hallström

    Lasse Hallström is a film director and screenwriter with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1973 to present. Lasse was born in 1946 as Lars Sven Hallstrom in Stockholm, Sweden.

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    Other Inspirations for the Name Lars

    Lars And The Real Girl
    Lars Mikkelsen
    Lars Frederiksen
    Lars Steven Universe
    Lars Bender
    Lars Andersen

    What does the name Lars mean?

    Lis for listen, one of your best traits.

    Ais for accountable, someone to be counted on

    Ris for relish, you seek a challenge.

    Sis for secret, that you can certainly keep.

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