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Meaning and name origin

Lura \l(u)-ra\ as a girl's name is of German origin. Lura is a variant of Lorelei (German); place name: a rocky cliff on the Rhine river, dangerous to boat passage, has been poetically personified as the Lorelei, whose singing lures men to destruction. Also a variant of Lurleen: modern form of Lorelei, a German place name.


Popularity

Lura is a very popular first name for females (#1226 out of 4276, Top 29%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#37474 out of 88799, Top 42%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lura for girls. Lura reached its highest rank of #228 in the U.S. in 1880-1889 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lura and its source forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Lorelei (#479) and Lura. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lorelei, Lura in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lura and related baby names outside U.S.


Similar Names

Lura is also pronounced similarly to Lara, Larae, Laray, Larea, Lari, Larra, Laura, Lauri, Lawra, Leora, Liora, Lira, Liri, Lora, Lorah, Lori, Loria, Lorra, Lory, Lowra, Lyra and Lyria. Other suggested similar baby names are Aura, Laure, Luba, Lula, Luna, Lusa and Nura. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lura.

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