The name Larry has remained popular for many decades and has seen the name go through periods of greater popularity when famous people named Larry have become popular, such as Larry David and Larry King.

Meaning & Popularity of the Name Larry

Larry has a number of meanings, which includes the commonly held meaning from the Latin form of the name that means Laurel. From the place of the laurel leaves is the full meaning of Larry, which is often also associated with the Irish name Lorcan, meaning fierce.

Across the world the name Larry has remained popular and is around the 500th most popular name in the U.S., subtle differences can be found in the full version and popularity of Larry. In western Europe, particularly in the country of England the name is often used as a shortened version of the name Lawrence or Laurence.

In the U.S., the name Larry is often used as a first name by celebrities, including basketball star Larry Bird and comedian Larry David. The name is also often linked to certain attributes in individual bearers of the name, which include the ability to lead successfully and to think imaginatively.

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