Laura (given name)

Laurel wreaths are traditionally a symbol of honor and victory.
Pronunciationə/ LOR-ə
Name dayApril 18, October 19
MeaningLaurus nobilis
Region of originLatin Europe
Other names
Related namesLauraina, Lauraine, Laure, Lauren, Lauranna, Laurianna, Laurie, Lori, Laurel, Laurielle, Lara, Lora, Larissa, Laurissa, Laureen
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Laura de Noves, the subject of love poetry by Petrarch

Laura is a female given name in Latin Europe, Western Europe and North America whose meaning ("Bay Laurel") translates to victor, and an early hypocorism from Laurel and Lauren.[1][2][3]

Origin and usage

The name Laura is the feminized form of laurus, Latin for "bay laurel plant", which in the Greco-Roman era was used as a symbol of victory, honor or fame. The name represents the embodiment of victory and strength. The name Daphne, derived from Ancient Greek, carries the same meaning.

Other Languages
brezhoneg: Laura
català: Laura (nom)
čeština: Laura
dansk: Laura
Deutsch: Laura
español: Laura
Esperanto: Laŭra
français: Laura (prénom)
հայերեն: Լաուրա
italiano: Laura (nome)
lietuvių: Laura
magyar: Laura
Nederlands: Laura (voornaam)
norsk: Laura
norsk nynorsk: Laura
polski: Laura
русский: Лаура (имя)
shqip: Laura
Simple English: Laura
slovenčina: Laura
slovenščina: Laura
svenska: Laura