First name origin & meaning:

German: A ring

First name variations: Brigg, Briggs, Brigham, Laurence, Lawrance, Lorenz, Loren, Laurens, Lorin, Lorcan, Lon, Lonnie, Lawford, Lawley, Lawton, Lawler, Laughton, Lawry, Larry, Laurent, Lorenzo, Lauritz, Lorne, Lawson, Lars, Larson, Larkin, Labhras, Lawrence, Warend, Warin, Ware, Waren, Warrenson, Warrin, Warriner, Warron, Warry, Worrin, Warren

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English, German, and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a maker of rings (from Middle English ring, Middle High German rinc, Middle Dutch ring), either to be worn as jewelry or as component parts of chain-mail, harnesses, and other objects. In part it may also have arisen as a nickname for a wearer of a ring.
  2. Scandinavian: from ring ‘ring’, probably an ornamental name but possibly applied in the same sense as 3 or 1.
  3. German: topographic name from Middle High German, Middle Low German rink, rinc ‘circle’.
  4. Irish (eastern County Cork): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Rinn (see Reen).
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