Its source is Laurentius, a Latin name meaning "Man from Laurentum."
This boy's name is used in Norwegian, Swedish and Danish.
The ancient city of Laurentum was located in present-day Italy. It probably got its name from the laurel bush, an important plant to the people of ancient times, who fashioned triumphant garlands from its branches.
Science and Philosophy
Lars Onsager (born 1903, died 1976)
Norwegian-born American chemist who developed a general theory of irreversible chemical processes.