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Updated July 25, 2023

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Boy name origins & meanings

Lorenzo is a boy's name of Latin, Spanish, and Italian origin. The Latin Lorenzo means "Laurel crown," while the Spanish and Italian versions of the name mean "Bold and spirited." 

The origin of the name Lorenzo is a Latinized version of Lawrence and Laurence— or Laurentius, as it was spelled back in the day.

Popular nicknames for Lorenzo include Enzo, Larry, and Renzo. Baby girl variations of the name Lorenzo include Lorenza and Loren. 

Lorenzo has three syllables and is pronounced [LUH] + [REN] + [ZOH].

How Popular Is The Name Lorenzo

Family name origins & meanings

  • Spanish and Italian : from the personal name Lorenzo, derived from the Latin personal name Laurentius (see Lawrence).

Famous people who gave their babies this name

How popular is the name Lorenzo?

According to Social Security Administration data, Lorenzo has slowly increased in popularity since the year 2000. It has remained in the top 200 boy's names since 2017, reaching its peak popularity at #146 in 2019 before dropping slightly in 2020. 

Despite it's lower ranking in the U.S., Lorenzo is the 6th most popular name on 

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years, Lorenzo was at its peak popularity in October 2019.

Lorenzo in pop culture and entertainment 

Lorenzo has slowly become a popular name choice in the United States, invoking images of Lorenzo de’ Medici, Lorenzo Lamas, Lorenzo Fragola, and Lorenzo Henrie.

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi of U.S. reality show Jersey Shore chose the name Lorenzo for her son born in 2012.

Lorenzo has long been a popular name choice for fictional characters, appearing in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, the film Letters to Juliet, and the TV series Pretty Little Liars and The Vampire Diaries.

Where is it Popular?

Lorenzo was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Lorenzo

  • Enzo
  • Larry
  • Ren
  • Renzo

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