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Lauren (plural Laurens)

  1. A unisex given name
    1. A female given name from Latin, masculine equivalent Laurence; feminine of Lawrence
      • 2004, Alice Munro, “Trespasses”, in Runaway:Stories, Knopf, page 214:
        "I don't like my name," said Delphine. "Nobody likes their own name."
        "I don't like mine."
        "Lauren's nice. They picked a nice name for you."
    2. A male given name from Latin, of rare usage, variant of Laurence.
  2. A surname.
    1. A surname from French [in turn originating as a patronymic], a variant of Laurent.
      • 2007, Marcel Danesi, Why It Sells:Decoding the Meanings of Brand Names, Rowman & Littlefield, page 59:
        For example, the new York designer Ralph Lifshitz chose to change his "unpleasant-sounding" name to Ralph Lauren, creating a multi-billion-dollar clothing enterprise as a result.
    2. A Scottish surname from Scottish Gaelic [in turn originating as a patronymic], a rare anglicization of Mac Labhrainn (son of Laurence) (McLaren)

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