Laura - Meaning of Laura

What does Laura mean?

[ 2 syll. lau-ra, la-ura ] The baby boy name Laura is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. Its pronunciation is LAOR-ah in English or LAW-Raa in Dutch, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish †. The origin of Laura is Latin. Laura is a variant of the name Laurence (English and French).

See also the related form, Lauro (Filipino and Italian).

See also the related category latin.

Laura is uncommon as a baby name for boys. At the height of its usage in 1905, 0.006% of baby boys were given the name Laura. It ranked at #969 then. The baby name has since fallen in popularity, and is currently of very modest use. Within all boy names in its group, Laura was nonetheless the most regularly used in 2018. Laura has in the past century been mostly given to girls. In 1968, the name Laura was given to 343 times as many girls than boys.

Baby names that sound like Laura include Laler, Lalir, Lalor, Lalur, Laoghaire, Larche, Largo, Larka, Larkey, Larkie, Laroux, Larry, Larue, Lary, Laular, Lauler, Lauri, Laurie, Lauris, and Lauro.

† Pronunciation for Laura: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; AW as in "cow (K.AW)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"

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