Lawrence first announced in May that he was thinking about rebranding the show and later reports claimed that a number of different titles were being considered.
However, Lawrence has now told Entertainment Weekly that he has reluctantly decided to keep the show's current name.
"I'm not changing the title," he said. "We never thought of a good new one, which kind of sucks. And when you look at the modern landscape of television, changing the title means changing your DVR and all this other stuff."
Lawrence admitted that he is still unhappy with the title but suggested that the press surrounding the possible name change will "get the message out" that the show has evolved since the pilot.
"It'll be a funny burden to have," he added. "It might be the worst-titled show of all time."
Cougar Town will return for a new season on September 22 on ABC.