LAURENCE

Laurence is an English male given name and surname. A female (and sometimes male) given name with identical spelling exists in French.

In all cases it is derived from the Roman given name, Laurentius, which can mean either "from Laurentum" or "wreathed/crowned with laurel".

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Famous quotes containing the word laurence:

    It is not a carol of joy or glee,
    But a prayer that he sends from his heart’s deep core,
    But a plea, that upward to Heaven he flings—
    I know why the caged bird sings!
    —Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906)

    Is there no hope for me? Is there no way
    That I may sight and check that speeding bark
    Which out of sight and sound is passing, passing?
    —Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906)