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Laurie

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1882 5 5 0
1884 8 8 0
1885 5 5 0
1886 13 7 6
1887 9 9 0
1888 8 8 0
1889 8 8 0
1891 12 12 0
1892 8 8 0
1893 16 7 9
1894 5 5 0
1895 12 12 0
1896 18 12 6
1897 7 7 0
1898 5 5 0
1899 13 8 5
1900 24 13 11
1901 11 6 5
1902 14 9 5
1903 7 7 0
1904 5 5 0
1905 6 6 0
1906 11 11 0
1907 18 12 6
1908 23 18 5
1909 18 11 7
1910 26 18 8
1911 14 14 0
1912 31 13 18
1913 41 22 19
1914 46 28 18
1915 62 38 24
1916 72 41 31
1917 72 43 29
1918 74 47 27
1919 60 32 28
1920 76 49 27
1921 76 44 32
1922 68 45 23
1923 83 46 37
1924 80 34 46
1925 72 36 36
1926 85 41 44
1927 86 56 30
1928 79 48 31
1929 78 50 28
1930 99 65 34
1931 64 44 20
1932 84 52 32
1933 71 41 30
1934 116 71 45
1935 95 68 27
1936 108 75 33
1937 116 82 34
1938 130 99 31
1939 169 138 31
1940 154 135 19
1941 204 178 26
1942 266 232 34
1943 290 258 32
1944 394 361 33
1945 621 592 29
1946 799 769 30
1947 834 789 45
1948 835 805 30
1949 1,144 1,103 41
1950 1,428 1,391 37
1951 2,382 2,358 24
1952 3,300 3,269 31
1953 3,719 3,689 30
1954 4,309 4,286 23 #98 girl name
1955 4,978 4,952 26 #90 girl name
1956 6,233 6,201 32 #76 girl name
1957 6,568 6,544 24 #73 girl name
1958 6,754 6,729 25 #70 girl name
1959 7,567 7,534 33 #56 girl name
1960 10,174 10,144 30 #37 girl name
1961 10,464 10,429 35 #43 girl name
1962 10,710 10,679 31 #42 girl name
1963 9,307 9,270 37 #47 girl name
1964 7,868 7,838 30 #59 girl name
1965 6,561 6,534 27 #60 girl name
1966 5,687 5,664 23 #63 girl name
1967 4,941 4,925 16 #72 girl name
1968 4,364 4,341 23 #79 girl name
1969 4,644 4,628 16 #79 girl name
1970 4,409 4,391 18 #88 girl name
1971 3,768 3,752 16 #96 girl name
1972 3,242 3,228 14 #98 girl name
1973 2,913 2,894 19
1974 2,572 2,555 17
1975 2,295 2,284 11
1976 2,051 2,038 13
1977 1,774 1,767 7
1978 1,623 1,614 9
1979 1,587 1,581 6
1980 1,344 1,338 6
1981 1,235 1,224 11
1982 1,191 1,185 6
1983 959 953 6
1984 817 817 0
1985 780 780 0
1986 590 590 0
1987 519 519 0
1988 476 476 0
1989 448 448 0
1990 349 344 5
1991 314 314 0
1992 269 269 0
1993 200 200 0
1994 194 194 0
1995 166 166 0
1996 135 135 0
1997 146 146 0
1998 137 137 0
1999 117 117 0
2000 99 99 0
2001 98 98 0
2002 87 87 0
2003 89 89 0
2004 76 76 0
2005 97 97 0
2006 91 91 0
2007 69 69 0
2008 80 80 0
2009 56 56 0
2010 62 62 0
2011 49 49 0
2012 41 41 0
2013 68 68 0
2014 56 56 0
2015 69 69 0

Fun Facts about the name Laurie

  • How many people with the first name Laurie have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 167,928 babies born with the first name Laurie in the United States. That's more than enough people named Laurie to occupy the country of Saint Lucia with an estimated population of 166,526 (as of May 10, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Laurie? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Laurie first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Laurie is Wednesday, May 3rd, 1865.
  • What year had the most people named Laurie born? The highest recorded use of the first name Laurie was in 1962 with a total of 10,679 babies. That's a lot of babies named Laurie!
  • Random Laurie Factoid: According to the 1964 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Laurie ranks 74th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, 302 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1964.
  • Weird things about the name Laurie: Your name in reverse order is Eirual. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aeilur. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Laurie? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,526 people with the last name Laurie.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Laurie? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Laurie as their last name.

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Popularity of Laurie as a first name

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Popularity of Laurie as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Laurie U.S.
  White 87.78% 64.26%
  African American 6.13% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.05% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.71% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.45% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.89% 16.26%

Of Last Name Laurie

People with the last name Laurie are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

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Origin and Meaning of Laurie

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

  1. A pet form of the male given name Laurence.
  2. A surname​ derived from the male given name.
  3. A diminutive of Laura. Popular as a female given name in the US in the mid-twentieth century.

Notable Persons With the Name Laurie

Laurie Metcalf

Laurie Metcalf is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1974. Laurie was given the name Laura Elizabeth Metcalf on June 16th, 1955 in Carbondale, Illinois, U.S.

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Laurie Hernandez

Laurie Hernandez is a notable individual. Laurie was born on June 9th, 2000 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Laurie is also known as Hernandez and Laurie.

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Laurie Holden

Laurie Holden is an actress, producer, activist, and film producer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1980 to present. Laurie was given the name Heather Laurie Holden by her parents Glen Corbett and Adrienne Ellis on December 17th, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Laurie Anderson

Laurie Anderson is an experimental music, art rock, and pop music musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1975 to present. Laurie was given the name Laura Phillips Anderson on June 5th, 1947 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, U.S.

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Laurie Penny

Laurie Penny is a columnist, blogger, and author. Laurie was given the name Laura Barnett on September 28th, 1986 in Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom. Laurie is also known as Laura Barnett.

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Laurie Dhue

Laurie Dhue is a television journalist. Laurie was born on February 10th, 1969 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.

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  • Laurie Lee
    (writer)
  • Laurie Daley
    (rugby player)
  • Laurie Kilmartin
    (notable somebody)
  • Laurie Berkner
    (musician)
  • Laurie Oakes
    (journalist)
  • Laurie carlos
    (actress)
  • Laurie Olin
    (architect)
  • Laurie S. Fulton
    (influential individual)
  • Laurie Lewis
    (singer/musician)
  • Laurie Garrett
    (science journalist)
  • Laurie Auchterlonie
    (golf player)
  • Laurie Monnes Anderson
    (famous somebody)
  • Laurie Nash
    (cricketer)
  • Laurie Joseph Lawrence
    (influential individual)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Laurie

Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie is an actor, writer, director, musician, singer, comedian, and author. He was most active from 1981 to present. Hugh was given the name James Hugh Calum Laurie on June 11th, 1959 in Oxford, England.

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Piper Laurie

Piper Laurie is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1950. Piper was given the name Rosetta Jacobs on January 22nd, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

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John Laurie

John Laurie was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1921 to present. John was given the name John Paton Laurie on March 25th, 1897 in Dumfries. He breathed his last breath on June 23rd, 1980.

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Nancy Walton Laurie

Nancy Walton Laurie is a leading human. Nancy was given the name Nancy Walton by her parent James on May 15th, 1951.

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Fry and Laurie

Fry and Laurie is a character comedy and sketch comedy comedian.

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Greg Laurie

Greg Laurie is a pastor, harvest christian fellowship, riverside & irvine, and ca. He holds the title Senior Pastor and CEO. Greg was born on December 10th, 1952 in Long Beach, California, U.S.

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What does the name Laurie mean?

Lis for love, everlasting.

Ais for athleticism, embrace the competitor within

Uis for unique, your love of life.

Ris for refreshing, the sparkling you.

Iis for inspire, others seek your guidance.

Eis for empathy, and your consideration for the feelings of others

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