Lara name meaning

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What does the name Lara mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Lara

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Turkey says the name Lara means "1. Water fairy,. 2. Kind of a pleasant smelling flower".
  2. A submission from the United States says the name Lara means "Beauty, protection, leader, strong, kind and means queen" and is of Portuguese origin.
  3. 3 people from all over the world agree the name Lara is of Turkish origin and means "Water fairy".
  4. A user from Washington, U.S. says the name Lara is of Greek origin and means "In Greek Mythology, Lara was a Naiad (Water) Nymph, the daughter of the river Almo".
  5. According to a user from Australia, the name Lara is of Russian origin and means "Beauty, Power, Love, Fame, Goddess of fire".
  6. According to 4 people from the United States and the United Kingdom, the name Lara is of Russian origin and means "protection".
  7. A submission from Australia says the name Lara means "Goddess of love".
  8. A submission from Canada says the name Lara means "Daughter of the River God".
  9. A submission from Washington, U.S. says the name Lara means "Beautiful Women".
  10. A submission from Canada says the name Lara means "Laurel" and is of Greek origin.
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Anglicized from Ла́ра (Lára), a Russian pet form of Larissa, known from the novel (1957) and film (1965) Dr Zhivago.

  1. A female given name from Russian.
  2. A surname​.

Lara was also found in the following language(s): French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Lara

Notable Persons Named Lara

Lara Pulver

Lara Pulver is an actress. Lara was born on September 1st, 1980 in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England.

Lara Flynn Boyle

Lara Flynn Boyle is an actor and actress. She has been prominent since 1987. Lara was born on March 24th, 1970 in Davenport, Iowa, U.S.

Lara Dutta

She holds the title Miss Intercontinental 1997, Miss Universe 2000, Femina Miss India 2000, Gladrags Megamodel India 1995, Femina Miss India, Gladrags Manhunt, and Megamodel Contest. She has been prominent since 1995. Lara was born on April 16th, 1978 in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Lara Stone

Lara Stone is a model (people). Lara was given the name Lara Catherina Stone on December 20th, 1983 in Geldrop. Lara is also known as Stone and Lara Catherina (birth name).

Lara Logan

Lara Logan is a journalist and since 1988. Lara was born on March 29th, 1971 in Durban.

Lara Fabian

Lara Fabian is a musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1986 to present. Lara was given the name Lara Crokaert on January 9th, 1970.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Lara

Notable Persons With the Last Name Lara

Alexandra Maria Lara

Alexandra Maria Lara is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1997. Alexandra was given the name Alexandra Maria Plătăreanu on November 12th, 1978 in Bucharest.

Brian Lara

Brian Lara is a cricketer. Brian was born on May 2nd, 1969 in Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago.

Erislandy Lara

Erislandy was born on April 11th, 1983 in Guantanamo, Cuba.


Lara is a comics character.

Agustín Lara

Agustín Lara was a noble. Agustín was born on October 30th, 1897 in Tlacotalpan. He left this life on November 6th, 1970.

Javi Lara

Javi Lara is a soccer player for the CD Tenerife, Córdoba CF, Córdoba CF B, CD Villanueva, Real Unión, Écija Balompié, UD Almería B, RSD Alcalá, Elche CF, CD Alcoyano, Valencia CF Mestalla, Lucena CF, SD Ponferradina, SD Eibar, and Atlético de Kolkata. Javi was born on December 4th, 1985 in Montoro, Spain. Javi is also known as Lara and Javier.

  • Ricardo Lara
  • Catherine Lara
  • Eduardo Lara
  • Salvador J. Lara
  • Maria De La Cerda Y Lara
  • Ross Lara
  • José Antonio Ortega Lara
  • Pedro Gonzalez de Lara
  • Pedro Manrique de Lara
  • José Manuel Lara
    Golf Player
  • Manrique Perez de Lara
  • Rodrigo Gonzalez De Lara
  • Cayo Lara
    General Coordinator of United Left
  • Adelina De Lara

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lara U.S.
  White 5.67% 64.26%
  African American 0.37% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.14% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.30% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.24% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 92.28% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lara

People with the last name Lara are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Lara

  • What name lists does Lara rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Lara? Lara is the 1,478th most popular name of all time. As a last name Lara was the 381st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Lara have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 27,770 babies born with the first name Lara in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lara to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lara? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1887 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Lara first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lara is Tuesday, April 29th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Lara born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lara was in 1969 with a total of 1,354 babies. That's a lot of babies named Lara!
  • Random Lara Factoid: According to the 1969 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lara ranks 104th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 8 babies in Alaska have the same name in 1969.
  • Weird things about the name Lara: The name spelled backwards is Aral. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Lara. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lara? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 83,067 people with the last name Lara.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lara? Lara was ranked as the 381st most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
  • Lara name meaning

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