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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Lawrence

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Lawrence in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Lawrence:

  • Records indicate that 453,390 boys in the United States have been named Lawrence since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1952, when 10,290 people in the U.S. were given the name Lawrence. Those people are now 68 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Lawrence

    67% Approval Rating
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      4 Positive Comments

  • "I mean why the bad reviews? I mean sure it's not the proper Laurence spelling but everyone loves a Larry right" Sep. 21, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well my father is named Lawrence as am I. Growing up with this name wasn't super fun. It made me really embarrassed to introduce myself honestly. But once I grew up and gained confidence in myself and developed all the social skills as anyone does throughout school, it was MY name. Everyone knew who I was because I was the only one. I love it now. When i say it over the phone people think im saying Ryan. Anyway, its a weird one but a good one. sounds proffesional now that i am 25, its a great way to stand out and it gives me confidence." Apr. 29, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Lawrence Theodore; he is named after his great-grandfathers. I love the name. We do NOT call him Larry; we dislike the name Larry. For short, we call our son LT. I am happy that we chose Lawrence, it sounds sophisticated and is not very common." Nov. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "lawrence is my 3 year old boys name! i like the name but a lot of people do call him larry. but i have always liked the name." Mar. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "Every Lawrence I know is nicknamed Larry (about 5 guys). Why not skip the formality and just go for Larry if you like that name." Nov. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband's name is Lawrence and he dislikes it so much that he goes by his initials L.J." Dec. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      2 Neutral Comments

  • "My sister is pregnant and is considering this name should baby be a boy. I personally don't like this name and don't really want my first nephew to have this name, but i suppose its not my baby to name. This, however wont stop me from secretly trying to change her mind!" Sep. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Please, do not give this name to your son if your surname begins with an 's'!" May. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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