Laurence

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Laurence
Pronunciation/ˈlɒrəns/ LORR-ənss
GenderMasculine and feminine
Language(s)English; French
Origin
Language(s)Latin
Word/nameLaurentius
Meaning"man from Laurentum" or "bright one, shining one"
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"). The name can also be derived from the Old Greek word Lavrenti ("bright one, shining one").[1] [2]

The French feminine name is a form of the masculine Laurent, which is derived from the Latin name.[3]

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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. ^ https://www.babynamespedia.com/meaning/Lauris/f
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Mike Campbell. "Laurence". Behind the Name. Retrieved 2012-07-27.