Laura name - Meaning of Laura

Laura name - Meaning of Laura

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LAWR-ə (English) , LOW-rah (Spanish, Italian, Polish, German, Dutch)
Laura Meaning
Feminine form of the Late Latin name Laurus, which meant "laurel". This meaning was favourable, since in ancient Rome the leaves of laurel trees were used to create victors' garlands. The name was borne by the 9th-century Spanish martyr Saint Laura, who was a nun thrown into a vat of molten lead by the Moors. It was also the name of the subject of poems by the 14th-century Italian poet Petrarch. As an English name, Laura has been used since the 13th century. A famous bearer was Laura Secord (1775-1868), a Canadian heroine during the War of 1812. Laura originates in Latin language and means "bay laurel tree". It is taken from the name of an aromatic evergreen large shrub. In the Greco-Roman era, laurel was used as a symbol of victory, fame and honor. As a feminine given name Laura has always been one of the most popular names not only in English-speaking countries. Laura was the name of the 9th century Spanish saint, as well as the name of the woman Francesco Petrarch, an Italian humanist, found inspiration in. In the United States, the famous bearer is Laura Bush, wife of the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush.

Laura Related Names
Variants: Lora (English), Lora (Italian), Lavra (Slovene), Lori, Laurie, Laurissa, Lorinda, Laurita, Laurina, Laurka, Lawra, Lauretta
Diminutives: Laureen, Laurene, Laurie, Lori, Lorie, Lorri, Lorrie, Lauressa, Laurinda, Laurissa, Loreen, Lorene, Loretta, Lorinda (English), Laurita (Spanish), Lauretta, Loretta, Lorita (Italian), Laurie (Dutch)
Masculine Forms: Lauro (Italian), Laurus (Late Roman)
Other Languages: Llora (Catalan), Laure, Laurette, Laurine, Lorette (French), Lára (Icelandic), Lowri (Welsh)

Laura Celebrities
Laura Bush - former U.S. First Lady, Laura Branigan - musician, Laura Dern - actress, Laura Linney - actress, Laura Prepon - actress, Laura San Giacome - actress, Laura Wilkinson - athlete, Laura Allen - actress, Laura Belgrave - writer, Laura Chester - writer, Laura Crum - writer, Laura Dreyer - jazz artist, Laura Feldman - writer, Laura Fraser - actress,

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