Lara: baby girl name meaning and popularity


The Russian diminutive of the name Larissa, which itself stems from a Greek word for "stronghold." That technically indicates a fortress, but don't be surprised if your little Lara has a natural knack for wrestling.


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Famous people named Lara:

Actresses Lara Flynn-Boyle, Lara Parker, Lara Wollington, Lara McDonnell, and Lara Pulver; novelist Lara Cardella; TV news personalities Lara Spencer and Lara Logan; models Lara Stone and Lara Bingle.

Fun fact:

This name will be forever synonymous with sexy video game (and movie) heroine Lara Croft from "Tomb Raider."

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