Lars

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From modern Scandinavian Lars.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Lars

  1. A male given name occasionally given to Anglophones.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin Lares

Proper noun[edit]

Lars (plural only)

  1. Alternative form of Lares, the classical Roman household deities
Related terms[edit]

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Laurentius in the Middle Ages. Cognate with English Laurence.

Proper noun[edit]

Lars

  1. A male given name.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 60 014 males with the given nameLars have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1960s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Danish, Norwegian and Swedish Lars in the latter half of the 20th century.

Proper noun[edit]

Lars

  1. A male given name.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Laurentius, first recorded in Norway in the 15th century. Cognate with English Laurence.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Lars

  1. A male given name.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [2] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 30 381 males with the given name Lars living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 19th century and a minor peak in the 1970s. Accessed on April 29th, 2011.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Laurentius. First recorded in Sweden in 1524. Cognate with English Laurence.

Proper noun[edit]

Lars

  1. A male given name.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The most common first name of men born in Sweden in the 1940s and the 1950s

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [3] Statistiska centralbyrån: 235 086 males with the given name Lars living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010. Accessed on 19 June 2011.