Lars

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Lars
GenderMale
Origin
Word/NameLatin
Meaning“crowned with laurel”
Other names
Related namesLaurentius, Lawrence
 
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Lars
GenderMale
Origin
Word/NameLatin
Meaning“crowned with laurel”
Other names
Related namesLaurentius, Lawrence

Lars is a common male name in Nordic and German-speaking countries. In Sweden, people named Lars are commonly nicknamed Lasse.[1]

Origin[edit]

Lars is derived from the Roman name "Laurentius", which means "from Laurentum" or "crowned with laurel." Lawrence and Laurence are of the same origin.[2]

Lars was also a common Etruscan name, and several Etruscan kings bore it. The etymology of the Etruscan name is unknown.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Mike Campbell. "Comments for the name Lasse". Behind the Name. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  2. ^ "http://www.houseofnames.com/lawrence-family-crest". House of Names. Retrieved 29 July 2013.