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Lawrence (M)>

Lawrence (male)

Variants:Lars (M) Laurence (M) Laurentius (M) Loren (M)
Pet Name(s):Larry (M) Laurie (M) Lawrie (M) Laz (M) Lazza (M)
Feminine form:Lauren (F)
Source(s): English Parish Register
The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG

English Anglicized spelling of the French form Laurence [q.v.], from the Latin name Laurentius, "man from Laurentum", and now more popular, especially in the US.

In old documents in Latin, the form Laurentius may be found for Laurence/Lawrence, with appropriate case endings.

See Laurence for a full list of variants.