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Laura Meaning


What does Laura mean?

The name Laura is of English origin.

The meaning of Laura is "laurel".

Laura is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Lau-ra.

The Given Name Laura

The classic name Laura, has a wonderfully simple quality.

Elegant yet stylish, the name is a great blend of character and flair.

Solidly popular, this one is a keeper.

Laura falls into the name categories classic, flower.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Laura Bush, and Laura Carmichael.

Laura Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 340 in baby name popularity for girls with 935 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 339 in baby name popularity for girls with 948 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Laura has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Laura Name Popularity Page.

Laura Related Names

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

Laura has the diminutives (nicknames) Lari, Laurie.

Famous Lauras

  • Laura ~ 2 storms, Saint
  • Laura Bush ~ U. S. First Lady (2001-2009)
  • Laura Carmichael ~ Actress
  • Laura Dern ~ Actress
  • Laura Hodges ~ Basketball Player
  • Laura Innes ~ Actress
  • Laura Linney ~ Actress
  • Laura Montoya Upegui ~ Saint
  • Laura Prepon ~ Actress
  • Laura San Giacomo ~ Actress

Laura Numerology

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

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Laura.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

Children named Laura are often content and absolute but most of all they are read more >>

Laura 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.