Lau

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Usage

Old Danish Old Danish
Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian

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Origin and Meaning

1) Danish variant form of Lav [1]

2) Danish short form of Laurits [2]

Related Names

Lau
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Norwegian Old Danish Swedish

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Lausen Denmark

Female

Lausdatter Denmark

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Lau
Genitive: Laus
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Lau
Genitive: Laus
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Lau
Genitive: Laus

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Lau Lauritzen, Sr. (né Lauritz Lauritzen, 13 March 1878 - 2 July 1938), Danish film director, screenwriter and actor of the silent era in Denmark
  • Lau Lauritzen, Jr. (26 June 1910 – 12 May 1977), Danish actor, screenwriter, and film director

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Denmark Denmark[3]
1088
n.a.
1
n.a.
1087
n.a.
Sweden Sweden[4]
14 36 3 8 11 28
Norway Norway[5]
6
n.a.
0
n.a.
6
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[6]
0 11
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Finland Finland[7]
n.a.
4 0 0
n.a.
4
Iceland Iceland[8]
0 1
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Lau.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  2. Judith Ahrholdt: Nordic Names - www.nordicnames.de (2004-2021).
  3. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  4. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  5. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  6. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  7. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  8. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/