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.
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).
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).
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.