Meaning and Origin of: Larkin

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : A bird
  • Irish : Cruel
  • Latin : Laurel crown

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : from a medieval personal name, a pet form of Lawrence, formed with the addition of the Middle English suffix -kin (of Low German origin).
  • Irish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Lorcáin ‘descendant of Lorcán’, a personal name from a diminutive of lorc ‘fierce’, ‘cruel’, which was sometimes used as an equivalent to Lawrence.