What’s In A Name?

I’m sure at this point you all know my name is Lauren and if you don’t it’s pretty self-explanatory from my blog name. I have a few different nicknames from the people closest to me, my family calls me “Lee,” but don’t ask me where that came from because I have no idea. Some of my friends call me “Lo” and “Laur” but those are a little more obvious nicknames for Lauren.  I’ve been told from time to time that I don’t look like a “Lauren,” which is odd cause… that’s my name. I mean really, what does a “Lauren” look like? Or mean? Well here is what I found out about my name…

Wikipedia tells me that my name could mean “laurel tree”, “sweet of honor”, or “wisdom”. I’d say I’m full of brains, so wisdom could make sense. (lol) It was the most popular in America in the 80s and 90s. It makes sense since I was born in the 1990s. 

According to the website Behind the Name, it was first popular as a female name by the actress Betty Jean Perske, who used Lauren Bacall as her stage name.

And last but certainly not least, good ole’ Urban Dictionary. “Lauren” is 

  • Crazy and not bothered about people’s opinions.
  • A little stubborn
  • Has a great sense of humor. 
  • “The kind of person you want to keep in your life forever because she really can brighten your darkest days.”
  • Not quick to trust anyone but she’s also not quick to judge.
  • “She is human yet at the same time angelic.”

Urban Dictionary had some pretty interesting things to say about my name, above are some of the descriptions of a “Lauren” that I found. 

Signing off!

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