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Quick Facts on Lauryn

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • American, English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 498
Simple meaning:
From Laurentum, wise

Characteristics of Lauryn

  • Independent
  • Individualistic
  • Ambitious
  • Strong-willed
  • Inventive
  • Successful

Etymology & Historical Origin - Lauryn

Lauryn is a modern (mainly American) respelling of Lauren. The name Lauren is a short form of the French 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 considered it as 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” which means “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. Lauryn emerged as a minor mutation of Lauren in the late 1980s.

Popularity of the Name Lauryn

Lauryn only first appeared on the female naming charts in 1987. The name was obviously influenced by the popularity of Lauren. By exchanging the “e” for a “y” parents were probably trying to put their own unique stamp on this heavily used name. In fact, in 1987, Lauren was the 16th most popular girl’s name in America. Lauryn rode on her more traditional sister’s coattails for a while, but then saw a tremendous boost up the charts between 1996 and 1999 – a whopping 650 positions in four short years! This was a remarkable improvement and almost completely influenced by pop-culture. 1996 was the year Lauryn Hill entered the music scene as a member of the Fugees – she hit stardom and her career would continue to take off (and so would the spelling of her name!). As we’ve crossed the threshold into the 21st century, the spelling of Lauryn isn’t faring as well today (even Lauren is on an overall decline). About 88% of the baby girls receiving this name today are getting the traditional spelling of Lauren; only about 12% spell it Lauryn.
Popularity of the Girl Name Lauryn
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Lauryn

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Lauryn

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Lauryn

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

  • Popular Songs on Lauryn

    Popular Songs on Lauryn

    Lauryn - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Lauryn (see Lauren).

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Lauryn

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Lauryn

    Lauryn - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Lauryn (see Lauren).

  • Famous People Named Lauryn

    Famous People Named Lauryn

    Famous People Named Lauryn - Lauryn Hill (musician)

  • Children of Famous People Named Lauryn

    Children of Famous People Named Lauryn

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Lauryn - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Lauryn.

  • Historic Figures

    Lauryn - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

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

Personality of the Girl Name Lauryn

The number one personality is a leader - strong and competitive. They are willing to initiate action and take risks. One personalities work hard toward their endeavors and have the ability to apply their creative and innovative thinking skills with strong determination. They believe in their ability to succeed and are too stubborn to be hindered by obstacles. Ones meet obstacles head-on with such mental vigor and energy that you better step aside. They resent taking orders, so don't try telling them what to do either. This is an intensely active personality, but they are also known as starters rather than finishers. They have a propensity to become bored and will move quickly to the next project if not properly challenged.  They are the ones to think up and put into action new and brilliant ideas, but they are not the ones to stick around and manage them. This personality has an enthusiastic and pioneering spirit. They are distinctly original.

Variations of the Baby Name - Lauryn

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