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Laura

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Meaning and origin
Laura is a Latin girl name. The meaning of the name is `laurel leaves, honour, fame, spirit `.


Where is it used?
The name Laura is mainly used in English, Spanish and in Italian.

How do they say it elsewhere?
Lavra (In Slovene)
Lora (In German)
Lore (In German)
Laure (In French)
Llora (In Catalan)


In combination with other names:
In English: Lorraine (F)


See also
In Italian: Lauretta (F)
In French: Laurette (F)
In English and in Italian: Loretta
In English: Lorelle
In English: Lorie
In English: Lorinda
In English: Lorri
In English: Lorita
In English: Lorrie
In English: Lorainne
In English: Lorayne
In English: Loraine
In English: Lauraine
In English: Laraine
In English: Lareyna
In English: Laurelle
In English: Laurinda (F)
In English: Laurine (F)
In English: Laurie (F)
In English: Laureen (F)
In English: Laurene (F)
In English: Lauressa (F)
In English: Laurissa (F)
In English: Laurita (F)
In English: Lawrie (F)
In English: Lori (F)
In English: Laurel (F)
In Other languages: Loris
In Other languages: Lorette
In Other languages: Lari (F)


What Laura`s say about their name
  1. The best thing about the name Laura:
    hi my name is laura and i like my name becaus it givs me my identite and my mum chose it b4 i wus burn
    The worst thing about the name:
    sometimes my brothers call me little-nipplet-laurs
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    i'd be a hole nutther purson MEEEEEEOW
    Extra information:
    fck da popo
  2. The best thing about the name Laura:
    pop ma dick hol
    The worst thing about the name:
    pop ma tit hole
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    tit fondleler
    Extra information:
    my nipple drpped on d floor and now i can nut find tit.
  3. The best thing about the name Laura:
    Am Laura and am a designer and the name just fits am called ell gotten from d first letter L
    The worst thing about the name:

    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    In my next world I would bear the name Laura over and over
    Extra information:
    I freaking love my name
  4. The best thing about the name Laura:
    It's pretty and easy to remember
    The worst thing about the name:
    Nothing
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    I wouldn't have it any other way
    Extra information:
  5. The best thing about the name Laura:
    its a boss name(ovs)
    The worst thing about the name:
    dafuq? why wud u even ask dat?
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    itd be Ninja (which im changing it to when im older)
    Extra information:
    #NinjaBoss
  6. The best thing about the name Laura:
    being crazy
    The worst thing about the name:
    there is a lot of laura in the planet
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    i will get angry
    Extra information:
    no
  7. The best thing about the name Laura:
    Most people know how to spell it, as it's quite a common name here (I'm English).
    The worst thing about the name:
    People at school messing around and calling me Lauraaaarrrr, or Laura the Explorer. It's also really boring, and people sometimes shorten it to Loz, which makes me sound really uneducated.
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    I've no idea what I'd be called, I think it took my parents a couple of days to come up it :)
    Extra information:
    My middle name's Elizabeth, which I prefer (usually shortened to Lizzie, and when I was younger my Mum often called me Lizzie Laura). When I was little my friends called me Law Law. I'm not too fussed about being called Laura.
  8. The best thing about the name Laura:
    there are other people to suffer from it with me
    The worst thing about the name:
    it's so unbelievably common - there are four in my class alone.
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    it'd be Evie, my parents are exceptionally uncreative.
    Extra information:
  9. The best thing about the name Laura:
    love how its pronounced in spanish and brazilian portuguese and its short and sweet :)
    The worst thing about the name:
    In English sound like LORA I always need to spell it out to make sure they have it right
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    it would me Kassandra.. love this name if I ever have a daughter that will be her name
    Extra information:
    I like it short and diminutive alternatives: Lau! or Laurita :P
  10. The best thing about the name Laura:
    Its special
    The worst thing about the name:
    Nothing!
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:

    Extra information:
    Nickname Lozzel
  11. The best thing about the name Laura:
    It is a pretty name, and I like the way it is pronounced LAW-ra. It makes it a bit more unique since most people pronounce it LOR-ra
    The worst thing about the name:
    Its a bit plain, and doesen't exactly match my quirky sense of humor. Plus it was paired with the worst middle name in the world, Elizabeth! My whole name is kinda old fashioned because of the Elizabeth.
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    My birth mother would have named me Martha! Ick, but my father suggested Laura instead. I'm sooo glad its not martha.
    Extra information:
  12. The best thing about the name Laura:
    It's not very common anymore
    The worst thing about the name:
    People mispronouncing it as Lura
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    I would want it to be I something more unique or outgoing
    Extra information:
    Nicknames can include: LaLee, Lala, Elle
  13. The best thing about the name Laura:
    It's simple and memorable. It isn't too common or too different.
    The worst thing about the name:
    It's a bit plain.
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    My extremely uncreative parents would probably never have been able to choose a name for me.
    Extra information:
  14. The best thing about the name Laura:
    mmm suena bien... y puede ser pronunciado perfectamente en ingles...
    The worst thing about the name:
    es muy simple
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    mi nombre seria katherine, Kimberly, Alyssa o Leilani
    Extra information:
    suena muy simple
  15. The best thing about the name Laura:
    mmm suena bien... y puede ser pronunciado perfectamente en ingles...
    The worst thing about the name:
    es muy simple
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    mi nombre seria katherine, Kimberly, Alyssa o Leilani
    Extra information:
  16. The best thing about the name Laura:
    It's romantic
    The worst thing about the name:
    It could be misinterpreted as boring
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    It'd be my middle name Cecilia
    Extra information:
    My favorite boy name: Ryan. I would name my son that or marry a Ryan.
  17. The best thing about the name Laura:
    Hardly anyone else has it, so no confusion in class.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Babies call me WaWa.
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    It would be Susan.
    Extra information:
  18. The best thing about the name Laura:
    It means fame which means i will be famous and honoured and im very laurel. te he
    The worst thing about the name:
    nothing my name rocks
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    Neil if i was a boy
    Extra information:
    no cos my name is amazing and i hate Latin soo we pronounce it english way
  19. The best thing about the name Laura:
    It means a beatuful heroic girl.
    The worst thing about the name:
    No nicknames with it!
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    I dont know i like my name
    Extra information:
    nope.
  20. The best thing about the name Laura:
    Its International and most countries claim it as their own.
    The worst thing about the name:
    No Nicknames in English. In spanish its Lau which I love.
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    It would have been Lara
    Extra information:
  21. The best thing about the name Laura:
    Its pretty simple to remember.
    The worst thing about the name:
    NO NICKNAMES. EVER.
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    It would me Zoe
    Extra information:
    Nope.
  22. The best thing about the name Laura:
    well, really i don't know..but i like my name
    The worst thing about the name:
    no nicknames for it!
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    my name would be Elena or Katherine
    Extra information:
    i wish it was pronounced correctly like in Latin..
  23. The best thing about the name Laura:
    well, really i don't know..but i like my name
    The worst thing about the name:
    no nicknames for it!
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    my name would be Elena or Katherine
    Extra information:
    i wish it was pronounced correctly like in Latin..
  24. The best thing about the name Laura:
    well, really i don't know..but i like my name
    The worst thing about the name:
    no nicknames for it!
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    my name would be Elena or Katherine
    Extra information:
    i wish it was pronounced correctly like in Latin..
  25. The best thing about the name Laura:
    Laura is a LATIN name and should be pronounced correctly not like in English!
    The worst thing about the name:
    The worst thing about this name is the wrong pronunciation...in English! Please respect the origin of names and don't change!
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    I still would have had a nice Latin name!
    Extra information:
    I don't like when people call me Laura with English pronuciation. They should learn to respect correct pronunciation of the names.
  26. The best thing about the name Laura:
    It's cute on babies!
    The worst thing about the name:
    No Nicknames and I really hate the name!!
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    Mum wanted Sophie Dad wanted Alice and those are my favourite names!!
    Extra information:
    Nice Middle Name but for me not a first
  27. The best thing about the name Laura:
    It's sexy! My name is spelled Lora, which is different but pronounced the same as Laura in English.
    The worst thing about the name:

    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    It would have been Patrice (yuck)!
    Extra information:
    My grandmother always called me LoLo, which stuck w/ friends but I feel it's reserved for family. I never met anyone with the same spelling or other people named Laura/Lora, but recently worked w/ 2 lovely ladies named Laura. It was a 1st and made it fun for other coworkers to try and figure out how to address us.
  28. The best thing about the name Laura:
    nothing really,
    The worst thing about the name:
    way to popular and cant shorten it
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    would have been called Lucy
    Extra information:
  29. The best thing about the name Laura:
    It's a well known name but not as popular as say...Sarah or Claire.
    The worst thing about the name:

    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    It wouldve been Clara
    Extra information:
    It sounds beautiful in Italian
  30. The best thing about the name Laura:
    it's poetic: Petrarch's Laura
    The worst thing about the name:
    it has very little mistery
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    it would be Paola I think
    Extra information:
    The english pronunciation is good, but to me the italian one or the spanish is better
  31. The best thing about the name Laura:
    Um, well no one ever pronounces it wrong. No one really spells it wrong, either, except for really stupid people (you know who you are) :)
    The worst thing about the name:
    It's really traditional, no one thinks it's exciting or cool. What's weird is that all through elementary, middle school, and high school, there was NEVER anyone named Laura. It died out. :(
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    Mom wanted to name me Audrina, and my aunts wanted to name me Anastasia, and my dad wanted to name me Skye. My grandparents wanted to name me Macklynn Elizabeth, which is a combination of my mom's name (McKenzie) and my dad's (Lynn). Apparently, though, my mom got a 'vision in the night' two weeks before I was born and named me Laura. I really wish I had been born Macklynn. No one else has ever had that name!
    Extra information:
    My nickname is Lau, pronounced like loud but without the d. Since I'm from Spanish descent, my nicknames are also Laurita (lou[d]rita) and Lauri (Lau[d]ri) :)
  32. The best thing about the name Laura:
    I'm the only Laura in my grade
    The worst thing about the name:
    I don't have a nickname...except for Laurita
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    Thank God it is....my mother wanted to name me Condoleeza....argh it's ugly but my dad stopped her
    Extra information:
    I love my name....Thanks Dad!....oh yeah can you believe it...in my 5th grade yearbook they misspelled it....it was written as LUARA...I got so madddd
  33. The best thing about the name Laura:
    its unique.
    The worst thing about the name:
    my name is LAURA not lauren
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    i like laura. its a nice name. popular enough but not to popular
    Extra information:
    lala is the name hawaii. and its a nice italian name
  34. The best thing about the name Laura:
    i love my name because its special and unique. and its the 1st 5 leters of my dads name laurance
    The worst thing about the name:
    when people pronounce my name wrong not lawra its laura =)
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    stephany. I'm glad my mom changed her mind i much perfur laura =)
    Extra information:
  35. The best thing about the name Laura:
    it is a Latin name, so should be pronounced as in Latin!
    The worst thing about the name:
    North Americans don't pronunce it correctly, too bad!!
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    My name is Laura and want to be called Laura (LAWRAH)!!
    Extra information:
  36. The best thing about the name Laura:
    bueno el nombre laura no es muy comun lo que te hace centir unica
    The worst thing about the name:
    nose haya un apodo bueno
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    me llamari nadia
    Extra information:
  37. The best thing about the name Laura:
    Can't think of anything...sound's like Lara I guess ,as in Croft..!!
    The worst thing about the name:
    Terrible for trying to get a decent nickname
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    I'd love it to be Hailey, any name not so blunt and dull(no offense mam!)
    Extra information:
    Oh and it's 'Ra ra' in Japanese so Lady Gaga has a song about it!!
  38. The best thing about the name Laura:
    It's unique, unlike the name Jessica or whatever. Not many people have it.
    The worst thing about the name:
    It's impossible to find a nickname for!
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    It would've been Ashley or Amy apparently.
    Extra information:
    I was supposed to be called Laura Ashley but instead it's Laura Amy.. I love the name though
  39. The best thing about the name Laura:
    It is a beautiful
    The worst thing about the name:
    Nothing!
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    I was almost named Rachel but my mom liked Laura better
    Extra information:
    It is not that common anymore. I do not know any Lauras that are even close to my age.
  40. The best thing about the name Laura:
    its common
    The worst thing about the name:
    too many pple have the name
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:

    Extra information:
  41. The best thing about the name Laura:
    It's Pretyy
    The worst thing about the name:
    You can't have a nickname
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    I would pick something more original
    Extra information:
    LOL somebody put I would rather be called katherane and my name is Laura Catherine :P
  42. The best thing about the name Laura:
    it is a nice name!!
    The worst thing about the name:
    its simple
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    katherane
    Extra information:
    noo
  43. The best thing about the name Laura:
    I never really liked it.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Its boring and not pretty.
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    i would hope it would be something more like, Allyssa or Ginessa or something unique.
    Extra information:
    Yes, Give your daughters a name they can be proud of people, something pretty and something that would fit into this century
  44. The best thing about the name Laura:
    Its a strong name and I wouldnt change it for the world
    The worst thing about the name:
    Everyone tries to call me Laurie or Lauren to soften it
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    There is no other name for me
    Extra information:
  45. The best thing about the name Laura:
    Its nice.. sometimes. It just sounds to old fashion for my liking
    The worst thing about the name:
    WHEN PEOPLE CALL ME LAUREN, i hate it.
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    I would have a different name?
    Extra information:
  46. The best thing about the name Laura:
    It's sweet and feminine
    The worst thing about the name:
    EVERYONE has it!! :s my sister in law and i even have the same name lol
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    I dunno, I can't imagine having any other name
    Extra information:
    My dad picked the name
  47. The best thing about the name Laura:
    I love my name! Although there were a few Laura's in my classes in high school, I never wished my name was differet.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Not many nicknames.. the few I have had are Lala and Lau.. and my favorite is what my dad calls me, Laus (pronounced like Lus)
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    I wouldn't be me! If I was a boy, my name would have been George after my grandfather.
    Extra information:
  48. The best thing about the name Laura:
    It fits me. I like the connection between my name and it's meaning.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Nothing, I love it.
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    Giovanna... so i've been told.
    Extra information:
    I miss my Mom.
  49. The best thing about the name Laura:
    Hardly anyone else i know is called laura
    The worst thing about the name:
    Everyone calls me laura the explore after that stupid tv show dora the explora
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    i dunno
    Extra information:
    i was named after my aunt laura cool
  50. The best thing about the name Laura:
    I like my name and my nickname La or Law!
    The worst thing about the name:
    Pronounced in English
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    I don't know... I like my name!
    Extra information:
    =) I'm happy!
  51. The best thing about the name Laura:
    Its not too common, especially not anymore!
    The worst thing about the name:
    there was a girl with the same name at school and i never new who people were talking to when they would shout our names!
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    I wouldnt be me, my mum was gonna call me Jasmine but lauras fine for me!
    Extra information:
    My mum named me after the interior designer- Laura Ashley, i do love her range though!!!!
  52. The best thing about the name Laura:
    It's a soft-sounding, yet powerful name. Plus, I like that my nicknames are either 'Lau' or 'Lola' :)
    The worst thing about the name:
    There were a few other Laura's at my school (I was born in 1983), so I always went by the name of 'Laura W' (no funky nicknames then ...)
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    My parents were going to call be Abigail. I like it, but it's not 'me'.
    Extra information:
    My middle name is Fay which means 'fairy'. I like that, too - thanks, Mom and Dad!
  53. The best thing about the name Laura:
    Its not very common
    The worst thing about the name:
    When people mis pronounce it...its L ARE UH not Lora!
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    Idk
    Extra information:
    I was named after Laura Spencer from General Hospital..it was on while my mom was pushing
  54. The best thing about the name Laura:
    you cant make silly nicknames und its a very warm und powerfull name
    The worst thing about the name:
    nothing
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    i would still want to be Laura
    Extra information:
    I'm very happy my parents called me Laura
  55. The best thing about the name Laura:
    Im named after my Grandma
    The worst thing about the name:
    It was sooo common the year I was born, there where 5 in my form group!!
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    Urm..... not really!
    Extra information:
    Yeah, im pregnant! WHOO and im gonna call my little girl Elyse (If its a girl) x x
  56. The best thing about the name Laura:
    I love my name!
    The worst thing about the name:
    people calling me Lori instead
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:

    Extra information:
  57. The best thing about the name Laura:
    Idk. Not everyone is named Laura. I never shared a class in school with a Laura
    The worst thing about the name:
    Nothing at all. I love my name.
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    nope
    Extra information:
    nope
  58. The best thing about the name Laura:
    its easy 2 spell
    The worst thing about the name:
    being called lauren!!! get it right!
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    no
    Extra information:
  59. The best thing about the name Laura:
    Everyone likes my name, not to many laura's its easy in spanish and english
    The worst thing about the name:
    its laura and sounds like lora i hate that maybe its just me
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    I dont really know, but sometimes i think the name ur giving does have alot to do with the person u are
    Extra information:
    I love my name
  60. The best thing about the name Laura:
    its a lovely name, you cant mis-spell it, or pronounce it wrong
    The worst thing about the name:
    there were alot of lauras when i was at school,
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:
    no
    Extra information:
  61. The best thing about the name Laura:
    I think it is a beautiful name.
    The worst thing about the name:
    There is not a good nickname for Laura.
    If my name wasn`t Laura....:

    Extra information:
  62. The best thing about the name Laura:
    My mom named me after her , she passed away in 97
    The worst thing about the name:

    If my name wasn`t Laura....:

    Extra information:


More `Laura` links
Laura as abbreviation
Actors named Laura
Laura in the encyclopedia





Statistics for Laura

Laura appears in 2007`s top-1000 name list at rank 183. In the last 128 years Laura has occupied a spot in the top 1000 without interruptions. The name reached the top-100 22 times. 1970 was a `top year` for the name Laura. (Based on 128 years of name history) In that year it ranked #13. Our records go back to 1880

YearRankRank
2007183
2006172
2005147
2004129
2003125
2002106
200186
200085
199981
199874
199766
199666
199556
199446
199343
199238
199135
199029
198021
197013
196024
195063
1940107
193089
192063
191053
190045
189027
188017


See also the US top 1000 names 2007

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laura
lauras r so smelly
Laura!! x
That was just Karla up there! Shes beside me! Karla is such a weird name and sooooo is she!! We are only lookin on this website cause we have 2 do this 4 homework and we never done it!!...So...We are in I.T so we are doin it now!! L8erz!! xx
Laura!! x
Oh and I 4got 2 add she likes Michael Spence and she has a beard!! x
Laura
My name sux!
lauraa
anyway of making the name laura sound intersting??
Laurda
i love my name its the best thing that could of happend it may be kinda of hard to remeber but u would and a nick name for it is laurda or laurita !!!!! <3 my name !!!!!!!
Laura<3
I have plenty of nick names, Lala, La, Lola (little brother pronounces it this way ^-^) and lolo, (because some people spell it lora)
Laura<3
Oh and since some people pronounce it Lara, it makes it interesting. like Lara Croft =]
Laura
I hate my name its so popular i must know over 10 lauras. No matter were you go you will always have 1 friend called laura. So boring and not interesting or a name people will find interesting. Why was i called laura of all the thousands of names in the world.
Laura
The name Laura rocks! Would not have any other name!
laura
laura is my name so watch what you say

I luv d name laura,makes me feel special


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