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Lara Meaning


What does Lara mean?

The name Lara is of Russian, English and Icelandic origin.

The meaning of Lara is "fortified town".

Lara is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 4 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced La-ra.

The Given Name Lara

Lara is a diminutive of Larissa. See Larissa for further details.

Lara is good for parents who want a name that is chic and appealing.

This great little girl name has a natural brilliance.

Lara has no variant spellings.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Lara Flynn Boyle, and Lara Gut.

Lara Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 757 in baby name popularity for girls with 358 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 760 in baby name popularity for girls with 364 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

View the Lara Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Lara has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Lara to other names.

Lara Related Names

Lara is a diminutive of Larissa.

Famous Laras

  • Lara Flynn Boyle ~ Actress
  • Lara Gut ~ Skier

Lara Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Lara.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Lara Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Lara in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Lara.

Just for fun, see the name Lara in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Lara in Nautical Flags page.