Laurence

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Laurence
Pronunciation /ˈlɒ.rəns/ LO-rənss
Gender Masculine and feminine
Language(s) English; French
Origin
Language(s) Latin
Word/name Laurentius
Meaning "man from Laurentum"
Other names
Cognate(s) see list

Laurence is an English and French given name. The English masculine name originates from a French form of the Latin Laurentius, a name meaning "man from Laurentum". It is possible, although unlikely, that the name of Laurentum is derived from the Latin laurus ("laurel").[1] The French feminine name is a form of the masculine Laurent, which is derived from the Latin name.[2]

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Variants of Laurence[3][edit]

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  1. ^ Hanks, P; Hardcastle, K; Hodges, F (2006) [1990]. A Dictionary of First Names. Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 164. ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1. 
  2. ^ Hanks, P; Hardcastle, K; Hodges, F (2006) [1990]. A Dictionary of First Names. Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 308. ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1. 
  3. ^ Mike Campbell. "Laurence". Behind the Name. Retrieved 2012-07-27.