Home > Lara

Lara

What does Lara mean?

Lara Pronunciation of Lara [lara] as a girls' name is pronounced LAR-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Lara is "protection". From "Lares", referring to the individual gods of Roman households, the protectors of home and fields. Also possibly (Latin) "cheerful; famous". It may also be traced to the Greek Larissa. Lara is popular in Russia; it is also a Spanish surname and place name. Literary: name of a central character in Boris Pasternak's novel "Doctor Zhivago". Actress Lara Flynn Boyle.

Associated with: roman, cheerful (joy), greek, russia, surname.

Variations

Lara has 6 variants: Laralaine, Laramae, Larina, Larinda, Larita and Larra.

Affiliated girl name: Lala.

Lara has 5 more alternative forms via Larissa: Lari, Larisa, Laryssa, Lissa and Lyssa.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Ladra, Latra, ..

(male) Laer, Laram, ..

How popular is Lara?

Lara is a very popular first name for women (#695 out of 4276, Top 16%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#501 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Shown below is the baby name history of Lara for girls. Lara reached its top rank of #324 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is currently at #817. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lara name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lara outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Shown below is a study of the history of Lara and related names. Larissa (#1159 a year ago), Lyssa, Lissa, Larita, Lala and Larisa are the popular varying forms of Lara (#817 a year ago) listed in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Lari, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Lara was widespread 5 decades ago (usage of 0.05%) and has become much diminished since (usage 0.02%, down 54.3%), with the form Larissa falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lara, Lala, Larisa, Larissa, Larita in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lissa, Lyssa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lara outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lara is alike in pronunciation to Larae, Laray, Larea, Laree, Laura, Lauri, Lawra, Leeora, Leorah, Liora, Lira, Liri, Lora, Lorah, Loree, Lorey, Loria, Lorie, Lorra, Lorrae, Lorri, Lorry, Lory, Lyra and Lyria. Other recommended names are Afra, Bara, Cara, Cera, Cira, Clara, Cyra, Dara, Dora, Edra, Fara, Hajra, Iara, Jadra, Kara, Karra, Kiara, Kora, Laci, Lada, Lal, Lalia, Lalla, Lalya, Lana, Lanah, Lanai, Lanna, Larena, Lark, Lata, Laure, Lavra, Leia, Lela, Lila, Lorna, Luba, Mahra, Mara, Maura, Mayra, Orra, Sabra, Sara, Seara, Tara, Teara, Yara and Zara. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lara.

See names
in meaning and etymology.

[Top]