Name Lara Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Lara


Lara is a ♀ girl’s name.

Origin of the name Lara

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.

What is the meaning of the name Lara?

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”.

Pronunciation of Lara

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Popularity of the name Lara

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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