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What does Lora mean?

Lora /lo-ra/ [2 sylls.] 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.


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.

Lora has 35 more related variations via Laura, Loretta: Laralyn, Laranca, Larea, Laretta, Lari, Laurana, Laure, Laurel, Lauren, Laurena, Lauri, Laurie, Laurina, Laurita, Laurnea, Lavra, Lawra, Leretta, Lollie, Lolly, Loreen, Loren, Lorena, Lorene, Lorenza, Loreta, Loretta, Lorette, Lorie, Lorine, Lorna, Lorretta, Lorri, Lorry and Lowretta.

Kreatif forms: Leahra, Leira, Lorai. [more]

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)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Lora for girls. Lora reached its apex position of #201 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lora name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Lora and affiliated names. Prominent alternative forms of Lora rated in the Top 1000 are Laura (#318 last year), Laurel (#817), Lauren (#94), Lauri, Laurie, Lollie, Loren, Lorena, Lorene, Lorenza, Loretta, Lori, Lorie, Lorine, Lorna, Lorraine, Lorri and Lorrie. Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.5571%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.0932%, down 83.3%), with forms like Laura, Lorena, Lorie, Lorine and Lorna falling out of fashion. Lauren (#94) is the most trendy birth name among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lora, Laura, Laurel, Lauren, Lauri in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Laurie, Lollie, Loren, Lorena, Lorene in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lorenza, Loretta, Lori, Lorie, Lorine in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lorna, Lorraine, Lorri, Lorrie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Lora is alike in pronunciation to Lara, Larae, Laray, Larra, Leeora, Leora, Leorah, Liora, Lira, Liri, Loria, Lura, Lyra and Lyria. Other suggested similar baby names are Bora, Cora, Dora, Kora, Lior, Loir, Loire, Lola, Lona, Mora, Nora, Rora, Tora and Zora. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lora.