Loura Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Laura:
Derived from the Latin laurus (laurel, an evergreen shrub or tree whose leaves were woven into wreaths by the ancient Greeks to crown victors in various contests). Originally a Latin name, Laura came into use in England in the 19th century, and is now popularly bestowed throughout the English-speaking world.
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Commonly a surname.
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It is my Portuguese mother's maiden name. Since it is so close to the English name Laura she thought it would preserve her heritage without sounding too odd.
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Loura in Portuguese is the feminine form of the word "Blonde". (Louro being the masculine form)
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