Name Meaning

Lauren as a girl’s name is of Latin origin meaning “the bay or laurel plant”. It is a feminine form of Lawrence. The earliest feminine form of the name was Laurentia, dating from the time of the early Romans.

Lauren is 20th century coinage, belonging to a family of names all related to the Latin laurus “laurel tree.”

Though Lauren isn’t explicitely derived from Laurence or Laura, it is often thought to be a short form of one or the other. Laurentius was a Roman cognomen meaning “from Laurentium”; the town itself derived its name from lauretum “laurel grove.” The feminine form was Laurentia, and from either of them — it isn’t clear which — came Laura.

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