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What does Laure mean?

Laure Pronunciation of Laure [lau-re] as a girls' name has its root in Latin, and the name Laure means "the bay, or laurel plant". Laure is a variant form of Laura (Latin).

Associated with: bay (tree).


35 alternative forms via Laura: Larea, Lari, Lauraine, Lauralee, Laurana, Laureen, Laurel, Laurella, Lauren, Laurena, Laurence, Laurene, Lauretha, Lauretta, Laurette, Lauri, Lauriane, Laurice, Laurie, Laurina, Laurine, Laurita, Laurnea, Lavra, Lawra, Lora, Loree, Loren, Lorey, Lori, Lorie, Lorri, Lorrie, Lorry and Lory.

Creative forms:
(female) Lare, Lire, ..

(male) Laube, Laurio, ..

Middle name pairings:
Laure Patience (L.P.), ..

How popular is Laure?

Laure is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2718 out of 4276, Top 64%) and also a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#107038 out of 150436, Top 71%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Laure reached its peak position of #1466 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Laura (#322 from recent data), Lauralee, Laureen, Laurel (#772), Lauren (#119), Laurena, Laurence, Laurene, Lauretta, Laurette, Lauri, Laurice, Laurie, Laurine, Lora, Loree, Loren (#1891), Lori (#1608), Lorie, Lorri, Lorrie, Lorry and Lory are the popular related forms of Laure. Other forms, like Laurella, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Laure reached its peak during 1960-1969 (median #1001) and has become significantly less since (#1779, 92% less usage), with versions like Lorrie becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Laure, Laura, Lauralee, Laureen, Laurel in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lauren, Laurena, Laurence, Laurene, Lauretta in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Laurette, Lauri, Laurice, Laurie, Laurine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lora, Loree, Loren, Lori, Lorie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lorri, Lorrie, Lorry, Lory in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Laura, Lauren outside U.S.

Similar Names

Laure is pronounced similarly to Lior, Loir and Loire. Other recommended names are Aure, Azure, Isaure, Lace, Lacee, Lacie, Laine, Lake, Lanae, Lane, Lanie, Lara, Larae, Laree, Laren, Lark, Larra, Larren, Lauda, Laural, Laurell, Lauriel, Laurin, Lauryn, Layne, Luce, Lupe, Lura, Maire, Mare and Maure. These names tend to be less commonly used than Laure.

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