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Laurentius is a Latin given name and surname that means "From Laurentum" (a city near Rome). It is possible that the place name Laurentum is derived from the Latin laurus ("laurel"). The name can also be derived from the Old Greek word Lavrenti meaning "bright one, shining one". People with the name include:

Meaning"From Laurentum", or "Laurelled"[citation needed] ; "bright one, shining one"
Region of originItaly
Other names
Related names
Llorente\Lorente (Aragonese-Spain), Laurens (Dutch), Lorenzo (Italian, Castilian-Spain), Laurent (French), Laurențiu (Romanian), Lourenço (Portuguese), Laurence, Lawrence (English), Lavrentiy (Russian), Lorentz, Lorenz (Germanic), Lorenc
Laura, Larry (English pet form of Lawrence or Laurence)

In Early Christianity:

  • Lawrence of Rome, Saint Laurentius of Rome (died 258), Italian deacon and saint, born in Spain

In Catholicism:

In Byzantium:

In Poland:

  • Wawrzyniec Grzymała Goślicki, Laurentius Grimaldius Gosliscius, (1530–1607), Polish bishop, political thinker and philosopher best known for his book De optimo senatore

In Lutheranism:

In other fields:

Variants of Laurentius[1]Edit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Mike Campbell. "Laurence". Behind the Name. Retrieved 2012-07-27.