April is awful! Sorry, nothing like my taste at all.
Also Wiki is telling me this:
Laurence is an English and French given name. The English masculine name originates from a French form of the Latin Laurentius, a name meaning "man from Laurentum". It is possible, although unlikely, that the name of Laurentum is derived from the Latin laurus ("laurel").
The French feminine name is a form of the masculine Laurent, which is derived from the Latin name.
It is female in France, yes. But not in England. And I am English, living in England, where it is very much male.