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Lora

What does Lora mean?

Lora Pronunciation of Lora [lo-ra] as a girls' name is pronounced LOR-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Lora is "laurel". Variant of Laura. This was the usual spelling in the 14th century. See also Loretta.

Associated with: laurel (tree).

Variations

Lora has 17 variants: Lorabelle, Lorah, Loranna, Loreanna, Loree, Lorenna, Lorey, Lori, Loribelle, Lorinda, Lorita, Lorra, Lorrae, Lorree, Lorrie, Lory and Lowra.

Affiliated girl names: Lorena and Lorraine.

19 more relations via Laura, Loretta: Larea, Lari, Laure, Lauri, Lavra, Lawra, Lolly, Loreen, Loren, Lorena, Lorene, Lorenza, Loreta, Loretta, Lorie, Lorine, Lorna, Lorri and Lorry.

Creative forms:
(female) Leahra, Lorai, ..

(male) Lorai, Lorio, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lora Nia (L.N.), ..

How popular is Lora?

Lora is a very prominent first name for women (#420 out of 4276, Top 10%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#6287 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Lora reached its apex position of #201 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Lora rated in the Top 2000 are Laura (#322 last year), Laure, Lauri, Loree, Loreen, Loren (#1891), Lorena (#1265), Lorene, Lorenza, Loreta, Loretta (#1160), Lori (#1608), Lorie, Lorinda, Lorine, Lorita, Lorna, Lorraine (#1723), Lorri, Lorrie, Lorry and Lory. Usage of these relations of Lora was more pronounced 55 years ago (usage of 3.1%) and has become significantly reduced since (usage 0.1%, 97% less), with forms like Lora becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lora, Laura, Laure, Lauri, Loree in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Loreen, Loren, Lorena, Lorene, Lorenza in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Loreta, Loretta, Lori, Lorie, Lorinda in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lorine, Lorita, Lorna, Lorraine, Lorri in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Lora is alike in pronunciation to Lara, Larae, Laray, Laree, Larra, Leeora, Leora, Leorah, Liora, Lira, Liri, Loria, Lura, Lyra and Lyria. Other suggested similar names are Abra, Adra, Amora, Anora, Azora, Bora, Clora, Cora, Deora, Dora, Drora, Edra, Eira, Fara, Flora, Glora, Kara, Kera, Kora, Kyra, Lana, Lanora, Lela, Lenora, Leoda, Leona, Leota, Leya, Lida, Lina, Lior, Lisa, Logan, Loir, Loire, Lois, Lola, Lona, Lorain, Lorin, Loryn, Loyda, Luba, Lula, Luna, Lusa, Lyda, Mera, Mira, Mora, Myra, Nora, Onora, Pera, Rora, Tara, Thora, Tora, Zohra and Zora. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lora.

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