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You can never go wrong with something from the heart.
—Topanga Lawrence (to Cory)


The daughter of two grown up hippies, Topanga began as an odd girl in the same class as Cory Matthews, Shawn Hunter and Stuart Minkus. But; by the time they reached High School, she had become much more of an average teenager.

In Season 3, Topanga began dating Cory, a relationship; which lasted for the rest of the show. Topanga was (initially) a guest character; with a hippie, eccentric personality, concerned about the world and harmony.

In later seasons, Topanga became one of the show's main characters, transforming from a strange girl; into an intellectual overachiever. Throughout the series, Topanga has always expressed her love for Cory, Shawn and the rest of her friends.

Series Info[]

  • Was a classmate of Cory, Shawn, and Minkus.
  • Had a crush on Eric, as depicted in She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not.
  • Graduated to John Adams High with Cory and Shawn, where her friendship with them grew.
  • Began dating Cory at the beginning of season 3, in My Best Friend's Girl.
  • Continued dating Cory steadily through high school. They broke up three times, but always got back together.
  • Her parents moved to Pittsburgh, but she stayed in Philadelphia and moved in with her Aunt Prudence, who became Topanga's legal guardian.
    • Although she really stayed to be with Cory, the reason that Alan and Amy gave for supporting her was that it would be irresponsible to move Topanga before her Senior year of high school began.
  • Proposed to Cory during Graduation, but they did not wed and agreed to marry later, when they were ready.
  • Rejected Yale to go to Pennbrook with Cory.
  • Broke up with Cory when her parents divorced, but they were reunited by her parents.
  • Cory and Topanga were married in the episode It's About Time.
  • Moved to New York City after accepting a scholarship to NYU Law School.
  • First character to kiss Cory (in episode 4)
  • Was very briefly the series antagonist for the first few episodes of Season 7.
  • As shown in the fourth episode of the spinoff Girl Meets World, her birthday is 148 days after Cyclone Day (the last day to ride the Cyclone at Coney Island). During season four of Boy Meets World, her birthday was depicted as happening after Halloween but before Thanksgiving, implying a November date. With this information and some calculations we know that her birthday is on November 21, 1980.

Alternate Personalities[]


  • "Topanga" is a canyon in California that; hippies would frequent. One of the writers got stuck in traffic while driving through there, and decided it was appropriate to the character.[1]
  • According to one episode; Topanga has what she considers a "really weird" middle name; but it was never revealed.
  • In the spin-off series, Girl Meets World; Topanga has 2 children named Riley and Auggie.


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