Laura: baby girl name meaning and popularity


A name with Latin roots, this one derives from laurus, which mean “laurel plant.” And since the laurel plant is symbolic for victory and strength, it sounds like you’ll have a tough girl who can handle herself just fine. Hopefully she lets you be victorious regarding her bedtime though.


Laurie, Lauri, Lola.

Famous people named Laura:

Author Laura Ingalls Wilder; former first lady Laura Bush; actresses Laura Prepon, Laura Linney, and Laura Dern; designer Laura Ashley; Laura Secord, Canadian heroine of The War of 1812; former Miss America Laura Kaeppeler; Broadway actress Laura Osnes; British gymnast Laura Halford.

Fun fact:

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.

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