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Gender: male
Origin: Various, from Latin
Meaning: Various, "laurel wreath," "laurel crowned," "laurel tree,"

Laureano is a male name and a surname, both deriving from Latin: Laurentius, meaning "laurelled". Alternate spelling include Laurean (Romania, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Brazil, France, Mexico, Yugoslavia) and Laurian (Romania, Italy, France).


Given names[edit]

  • Laureano Barrau, a Spanish impressionist painter
  • Laureano Fuentes, wrote the first opera to be composed on the island (Cuba), La hija de Jéfe (the Chief's daughter)
  • Laureano Gómez, the President of Colombia from 1950 to 1953
  • Laureano Ibarra, an American retired competitive pair skate
  • Laureano Leone, a former politician in Ontario, Canada
  • Laureano Olivares, a Venezuelan film and television actor best known for his role in Elia Schneider's movie Sicario at the age of 16
  • Laureano Pineda, the 26th and 29th President (then called Supreme Director) of Nicaragua from 5 May to 11 August 1851, as dissident from 4 August, and from 11 November 1851 to 1 April 1853
  • Laureano Ramírez, a retired Dominican boxer, who represented his native country at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles in the Men's Flyweight division
  • Laurean Rugambwa, was the first modern African Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Laureano Sanabria Ruiz, a.k.a. Laure, is a Spanish professional footballer who currently plays for Deportivo de La Coruña, mainly as a right back
  • Laureano Tombolini, an unattached Argentine football goalkeeper who plays for Instituto
  • Laureano de Torres y Ayala, colonial governor of Cuba and Spanish Florida
  • Laureano Vallenilla Lanz, a Venezuelan intellectual and sociologist
  • August Treboniu Laurian, a Transylvanian Romanian politician, historian and linguist


  • Gustavo Laureano, a Puerto Rican guitarist and composer, better known for being the lead singer of the band La Secta AllStar
  • José Laureano, a Puerto Rican professional boxer
  • Manny Laureano, the Principal Trumpet of the Minnesota Orchestra, as well as the Co-Artistic Director of the Minnesota Youth Symphonies
  • Marta Laureano, most notable for her involvement in a controversially ruled child custody battle
  • Napoleão Laureano, a Brazilian cancer specialist
  • Ricky Laureano, a Puerto Rican musician most known for being the guitarist and one of the main songwriters of the Rock en Español band Fiel a la Vega
  • Tony Laureano, an extreme metal drummer, originally from Puerto Rico

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