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Origin & Meaning

The name Laura is of English origin.

The meaning of Laura is "laurel".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 318  in baby name popularity for girls with 1038 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

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


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Related Names

The names Laure, Lauretta, Laurinda, Laurissa, Lavra, Llora, Lora, Lowri are all forms of Laura.

Laura has the diminutives (nicknames) Lari, Laurie.

Other Tidbits

Laura falls into the name categories classic, flower.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Laura Davies.

Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Laura.

Just for fun, see the name Laura 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 Laura in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.