Lara is a ♀ girl’s name.
Lara is a Russian name and is a short form of the names Laura and Larissa. Besides, Lara is a name from Greek mythology. She was a talkative water nymph, who were called Lala and then transformed into the mute underworld deity Tacita.
Lara means “citadel”, “lovely” and “seagull” (from Larissa) or “laurel” (from Laura). Besides, Lara means “talkative” (from ancient Greek “laléō/λᾰλέω” = to talk/to chatter). In Turkish Lara means “water fairy”.
The name Lara is ranked #199 overall. It is very popular with parents-to-be and is often chosen as a baby name.
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