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Origin and popularity of the name LARKIN

Origin

Larkin : 1: English: from a medieval personal name a diminutive of Lar- Lor- both pet forms of Lawrence formed with the addition of the Middle English suffix -kin.2: Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Lorcáin ‘descendant of Lorcán’ a personal name from a diminutive of lorc ‘fierce cruel’. This Gaelic name was often regarded as an equivalent of English Lawrence.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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    Variants of name LARKIN

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