Laura
Origin/Usage
English, Hungarian, Italian, Latin, Polish, Spanish
Pronunciation
LAWR-ə
Meaning
Bay laurel tree
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Laura originates in Latin language and means "bay laurel tree". It is taken from the name of an aromatic evergreen large shrub. In the Greco-Roman era, laurel was used as a symbol of victory, fame and honor. As a feminine given name Laura has always been one of the most popular names not only in English-speaking countries. Laura was the name of the 9th century Spanish saint, as well as the name of the woman Francesco Petrarch, an Italian humanist, found inspiration in. In the United States, the famous bearer is Laura Bush, wife of the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush.

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Lora, Lori, Laurie, Laurissa, Lorinda, Laurita, Laurina, Laurka, Lawra, Lauretta

Famous Lauras

Laura Bush - former U.S. First Lady
Laura Branigan - musician
Laura Dern - actress
Laura Linney - actress
Laura Prepon - actress
Laura San Giacome - actress
Laura Wilkinson - athlete
Laura Allen - actress
Laura Belgrave - writer
Laura Chester - writer
Laura Crum - writer
Laura Dreyer - jazz artist
Laura Feldman - writer
Laura Fraser - actress

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