If you are named Lauren, you are a born manager and organizer. You love working in situations where you can be the director and manager or a group effort. You don’t do anything halfway, and you love to specialize in everything you do. With all these skills and attributes, combined with your natural ambition, expect that you might be a CEO someday!
You love the best that money can buy, but your executive and managerial abilities help you buy it! You also are willing to share your good fortune by making contributions of your money and time to make the world a better place.
Because of your driving ambition and natural skills, sometimes others’ weaknesses tend to drive you crazy, but because you are generally a kind and good-natured person, you can learn to judge others fairly and be more tolerant, forgiving and patient.
The name Lauren is a feminine version of the name Laurence (a French name for boys). Laurence, in turn comes from the Latin word “Laurentius” meaning “someone from Laurentum”, an ancient Roman city. It is believed that this city got its name from the Latin word “laurus”, meaning “laurel” (a symbol of wisdom). Lauren as the feminine variation of the name is a fairly recent innovation.
Lauren as the feminine version of the masculine Laurence became popular in the United States only in the 1940s, when Betty Joan Perske (a young Jewish girl from New York) changed her name to Lauren Bacall. In 1945, one year following the release of Lauren Bacall’s first film “To Have or to Have Not”, Lauren found its way to the US list of popular names. It was popular but not super-popular from the 1940s through the 1970s, but then became extremely popular in the 1980s, peaking at #9 in popularity in 1989. All through the 1980s and 1990s, Lauren was one of the Top 50 most popular names in America, generally averaging at #20.
The celebrity landscape is full of famous Laurens, including the iconic actress Lauren Bacall who came to fame in the film noir genre, often opposite leading man Humphrey Bogart. Another well-known Lauren is one of the best known fashion models and Vogue cover girls of the 1960s and 1970s: Lauren Hutton. Actresses Lauren Conrad, Lauren Tom, Lauren Holly, Lauren Graham, and Lauren Ambrose are just a few more of the celebrity Laurens to take note of.