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Quick Facts on Lauren

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • French, Latin
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 91
Simple meaning:
From Laurentum, wise

Characteristics of Lauren

  • Authoritative
  • Powerful
  • Tough
  • Tenacious
  • Wealthy
  • Problem-solver
  • Achiever

Etymology & Historical Origin - Lauren

The name Lauren is a short form of the French masculine name Laurence which was originally derived from Latin. The Latin Laurentius essentially means "someone from Laurentum.” Laurentum was an ancient Roman city in the Latium region southwest of Rome, and some Roman historians consider it the first capital of the Latins. As such, Laurentius was a common Roman given name during the classical era, and the name has persisted for millennia through the Middle Ages and into modern times in many forms (Laurence, Lawrence, Lorenz, etc). The name of the ancient city of Laurentum may have been derived from the Latin word “laurus” meaning "laurel" (a symbol of wisdom and accomplishment). The female “Lauren” however is a pretty recent mutation of the original name, and probably most popularized by a young Jewish girl from New York, Betty Joan Perske, who would later change her name to Lauren Bacall in the early 1940’s.

Popularity of the Name Lauren

The name Lauren first appeared on the U.S. popularity charts in 1945, the year following the release of actress Lauren Bacall’s first film (To Have or Have Not). The movie skyrocketed Bacall to fame, and at the same time, her first name saw the same meteoric rise on the female naming charts. The name Lauren essentially went from complete obscurity to #354 on the charts that year. It maintained its moderate usage from the 1940’s throughout the 1970’s, and then achieved its peak of success in the 1980’s (her best year was in 1989 when Lauren was the 9th most popular girl's name in the country). Lauren maintained a position on the Top 50 list for almost two decades, averaging around #20. Only recently have we been seeing a small decline in usage. Although Lauren is still a Top 100 favorite in America, she may be heading off that list as we speak. Lauren is a beautiful name; it has a gentler, arguably more feminine, sound to it when compared to Laura. Even though Lauren has only been on the charts for a little more than half a century, it feels timeless.
Popularity of the Girl Name Lauren
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Lauren

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Lauren

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Lauren

    Lauren We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Lauren.

  • Popular Songs on Lauren

    Popular Songs on Lauren

    Laura Laurent - a song by Bright Eyes

    Lauren & I - a song by Celtic Thunder

    Lauren's Cathedral - a song by Mando Diao

    Song For Lauren - a song by the Blaire Reinhard Band

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Lauren

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Lauren

    Baby Lauren and Theodore (Deborah Sherrell) - Environmentally friendly! This book was beautifully illustrated, printed on recycled papers and processed chlorine-free! Baby Lauren and Theodore teaches on three levels. It explores the four seasons in a fun and playful manner while children learn the valuable role trees play in the environment. It is a story of friendship, love, loss and renewed hope that is sure to warm the hearts of children of all ages. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Lauren Conrad Style (Lauren Conrad) - You've seen Lauren Conrad on TV and red carpets, looking fabulous whether she's going casual for a day with friends or dressed for a night out. Now Lauren reveals how you can adapt her classic, understated style for yourself. From beauty advice and hair secrets to how to shop vintage or find the perfect T-shirt, Lauren Conrad Style unlocks the mysteries of being effortlessly chic. Recommended for ages young adult.

    Lauren The Puppy Fairy (Daisy Meadows) - The Pet Fairies have one of the most important jobs in Fairyland! Along with their special pets, they make sure that all animals find safe homes with the right owners. But when Jack Frost steals the magical pets, Fairyland is in an uproar! Can Rachel and Kirsty help set things right? Lauren the Puppy Fairy misses her puppy, Sunny, terribly. But Jack Frost's goblins are looking for him, too! Who will find Sunny first? Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Shape Changer (Bill Brittain) - Lauren and Frank, seventh-grade friends, help Zymel, a shape-changing policeman from the planet Rodinam as he tries to recapture the alien master criminal Fek who is also a shape-shifter. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Show Me the Evidence (Alane Ferguson) - In this Edgar Award-winning mystery, teenage friends Lauren and Janaan must investigate the deaths of two infants to absolve Janaan from suspicion of murder. Jan's baby brother Adam recently passed away and her behavior is erratic but Lauren doesn't believe her friend could be responsible for the deaths. Suspenseful. Recommended for ages 13+.

    The Séance (Joan Lowery Nixon) - Lauren is reluctant to participate in the séance, and she feels the first foreboding of evil shortly after the room is darkened. When the lights come back on, her fear turns to shock: Sara Martin is missing, even though all the doors and windows are locked from the inside. Recommended for ages 13+.

  • Famous People Named Lauren

    Famous People Named Lauren

    Famous People Named Lauren - Lauren Bacall (actress); Lauren Hutton (model/actress); Lauren Conrad (actress/TV personality); Lauren Holly (actress); Lauren Bush (model); Lauren Graham (actress); Lauren Ambrose (actress); Lauren Bosworth (TV personality); Lauren Frost (actress); Lauren Tewes (actress); Lauren Tom (actress)

  • Children of Famous People Named Lauren

    Children of Famous People Named Lauren

    Famous People who Named their Daughter Lauren - Adrien Arpel (businesswoman); Jody Watley (musician); Mario Lemieux (hockey player); Ron Popeil (businessman)

  • Historic Figures

    Lauren - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Lauren - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Lauren.

Personality of the Girl Name Lauren

The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done.  They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.

Variations of the Baby Name - Lauren

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