Lara Name Meaning & Origin

Lara

Pronunciation: LAH-rə (key)

Origin of the name Lara:

A Russian pet form of Klara and Larissa, Lara is also bestowed as an independent given name.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Larissa

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Nicknames for Lara

Lala
Lalabell
Lars
Larsie
Lari
Larita
Rah-rah
Larri
Lolly
Lara-lou
Larez
lare bear
Clare
the bear

Meanings and history of the name Lara

"Famous" in Russian, "Cheerful" in Greek, "The Smile" in Spanish, & also a popular Hispanic surname.

Famous real-life people named Lara

Lara Flynn Boyle, actor
Lara Cardella, Italian writer
Lara Hedberg Deam, magazine founder
Lara Dutta, Indian actress
Lara Fabian, French and English-language singer
Lara Logan, news anchor / television journalist for CBS News
Lara Jill Miller, actress ("Gimme a Break!")
Lara Spencer (Insider host)
Lara St. John, Canadian Violinist
Lara Stone, model.

Lara in song, story & screen

Lara Antipova and "Lara's Theme" from "Dr. Zhivago"
Lara Croft (Tomb Raider video game)
Lara Lor-Van (Superman's mother)
Lara Raith (the uber competent, extremely intelligent, dangerous, sexy succubus from the Dresden Files series)
Lara Jean Song Covey (the main character in Jenny Han's New York Times bestselling book series "To All The Boys I've Loved Before)

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