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


Lara is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the 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 does the name Lara mean?

Lara means “citadel”, “lovely”, “larch” 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 #176 overall. It is very popular with parents-to-be and is often chosen as a baby name.

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