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Lara meaning and name origin

Lara \l(a)-ra\ as a girl's 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.

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

For more information, see also the related name Lala.

Baby names that sound like Lara are Lira, Laray, Larae, Larra, Lari, Laura, Lora, Lawra, Larea, Lura and Lyra. Other similar baby names are Lana, Mara, Bara, Cara, Kara, Dara, Fara, Lark, Lata, Lavra, Zara, Sara, Tara, Lada, Yara and Iara.

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Popularity of Lara

Lara is a very popular first name for women (#695 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#678 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).

Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Lara compared with its variant forms and related girl baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Lara only.

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