Name
LAURA

Name LAURA

Between 1880 and 2022 there were 1,659,520 births of Laura in the countries below, which represents an average of 11,687 births of children bearing the first name Laura per year on average throughout this period.
On the last available year for each country, we count 31,791 births.

Other languages  :  
En Français Prénom Laura   
In Italiano Nome Laura   
Available variants : Laura- , Laūra
Variations : Lauretta , Laurie , Laurina , Laurissa , Laurita , Lawra , Lora , Lori , Lorinda


Information about the first name Laura

We celebrate Laura on August 10th
The first name Laura is listed in our categories :The first name Laura has been assigned to:
0.10% to boys
99.90% to girls
The country where the first name Laura is the most common is:
US United State of America
This first name is on trend: Female
This first name has 5 letters including 3 vowels and 2 consonants

Anagrams of the first name Laura

An anagram is a word that contains the same letters of another word. Here is the list of first names which are an anagram of Laura : Aarul, Alura, Aurla, Luara, Uarla

Laura in Japanese *

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Origin and meaning of name Laura

US English
Etymology src :
  • From Late Latin saint's name Laura, from the feminine form of laurus (“laurel tree”). A post-classical name made famous by Petrarch's sonnets to Laura in the fourteenth century.
Etymology src :
  • From the Late Latin laura, from Ancient Greek λαύρα (laúra, “lane, path”).
Alternative forms src :
  • Lora (rare)
Alternative forms src :
  • lavra
Anagrams src :
  • aural
Noun src :
  • laura (plural lauras or laurae)
  • (historical, Roman Catholicism) A number of hermitages or cells in the same neighborhood occupied by anchorites who were under the same superior
  • (historical, Eastern Orthodox Church) A cluster of cells or caves for hermits, with a church and sometimes a refectory at the centre.
Pronunciation src :
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈlɔɹə/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈlɔːɹə/
  • Rhymes: -ɔːɹə
  • Homophone: Lara (with cot-caught and father-bother mergers)
Pronunciation src :
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈlɔɹə/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈlɔːɹə/
  • Rhymes: -ɔːɹə
Proper noun (Related terms) src :
Proper noun (Usage notes) src :
  • Also used as a feminine equivalent of Laurence.
FR French
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /lɔ.ʁa/
Verb src :
  • laura
  • third-person singular past historic of laurer
General
Etymology src :
  • Borrowed from Late Latin Laura. A Latinate variant of Laure.
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈlaw.ra/
  • Rhymes: -awra
  • Hyphenation: Làu‧ra
Proper noun src :
  • Laura f (genitive singular Laury, nominative plural Laury, declension pattern of žena)
  • a female given name
ES Spanish
Proper noun src :
  • Laura f
  • a female given name from Latin
Slovak
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈɫau̯ra/
Proper noun (Derived terms) src :
  • Lara
  • Lola, Lolka
  • Lolina, Lolinka
  • Lalina, Lalinka
  • Lóra
  • Laurika
  • Lorka
Polish
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈlaw.ra/
  • Rhymes: -awra
  • Syllabification: Lau‧ra
PT Portuguese
Pronunciation src :
  • Homophone: laura
  • Rhymes: -awɾɐ
  • Hyphenation: Lau‧ra
Proper noun src :
  • Laura f
  • a female given name from Latin, equivalent to English Laura
SE Swedish
Etymology src :
  • From Latin Laura. First recorded in Sweden in 1737.
Proper noun src :
  • Laura c (genitive Lauras)
  • a female given name
Latin
Etymology src :
  • From the Ancient Greek λαύρα (laúra).
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • laura f (genitive laurae); first declension
  • Egyptian rue (Ruta angustifolia)
  • (Can we find and add a quotation of Apuleius to this entry?)
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • laura f (genitive laurae); first declension
  • (Late Latin) monastery, convent, laura
Pronunciation src :
  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈlau̯.ra/, [ˈɫ̪äu̯rä]
  • (modern Italianate Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈlau̯.ra/, [ˈläːu̯rä]
NL Dutch
Etymology src :
  • Borrowed from Late Latin Laura.
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈlɑu̯.raː/
  • Hyphenation: Lau‧ra
FI Finnish
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈlɑu̯rɑ/, [ˈlɑ̝u̯rɑ̝]
  • Rhymes: -ɑurɑ
  • Syllabification(key): Lau‧ra
Proper noun src :
  • Laura
  • a female given name
Proper noun (Statistics) src :
  • Laura is the 14th most common female given name in Finland, belonging to 23,297 female individuals (and as a middle name to 3,403 more), according to February 2023 data from the Digital and Population Data Services Agency of Finland.
DK Danish
Etymology src :
  • From Latin Laura.
Proper noun src :
  • Laura
  • a female given name
DE German
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): [ˈlaʊ̯ʁa]
  • Hyphenation: Lau‧ra
CZ Czech
Etymology src :
  • Borrowed from Latin Laura.
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): [ˈlau̯ra]
  • Hyphenation: Lau‧ra
Proper noun src :
  • Laura f
  • a female given name
 

Popularity of the name Laura

Number of LAURA births per year

Total births of Laura by country

Births with the first name Laura
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
1880 - 2022
728
798,459
BRBrazil
1930 - 2022
690
298,790
FRFrance
1900 - 2022
22
148,935
PLPoland
2000 - 2022
0
60,446
ESSpain
2002 - 2021
0
59,011
ONOntario
1913 - 2019
0
33,403
ITItaly
1999 - 2021
116
30,574
GBUnited Kingdom
1996 - 2021
0
22,829
CHSwitzerland
1909 - 2021
0
21,980
IEIreland
1964 - 2022
0
18,969
ATAustria
1984 - 2021
0
18,860
DKDenmark
1985 - 2022
1
16,878
BEBelgium
1995 - 2022
0
15,465
AUAustralia
1930 - 2022
6
14,459
ARArgentina
1922 - 2015
0
14,353
HUHungary
2003 - 2022
0
12,927
CLChili
2010 - 2021
1
8,499
CZCzechoslovakia
1900 - 2016
0
7,786
DEGermany
2000 - 2022
5
7,630
BCBritish Columbia
1919 - 2022
0
7,475
NZNew Zealand
1900 - 2022
0
6,415
PTPortugal
2014 - 2022
0
6,049
QCQuebec
1980 - 2022
7
4,294
SKSlovakia
2011 - 2022
0
4,196
ABAlberta
1980 - 2022
1
2,958
EEEstonia
1931 - 2022
0
2,443
SISlovenia
1992 - 2022
0
2,206
NONorway
1945 - 2022
0
2,000
SESweden
1998 - 2022
0
1,996
FIFinland
2003 - 2022
0
1,967
NSNew Scotland
1920 - 2022
0
1,449
NLNetherlands
2015 - 2022
0
1,243
MXMexico
2017 - 2021
0
1,211
HRCroatia
2018 - 2022
0
1,069
LVLatvia
2015 - 2022
0
466
MDMoldova
2016 - 2022
0
253

Total births of Laura by country (last available year)

Births with the first name Laura
Country
Boys
Girls
BRBrazil
2022
0
18,172
PLPoland
2022
0
5,095
DEGermany
2022
1
1,043
CZCzechoslovakia
2016
0
838
USUnited State of America
2022
0
835
ESSpain
2021
0
662
ATAustria
2021
0
575
PTPortugal
2022
0
567
HUHungary
2022
0
530
CLChili
2021
0
456
ITItaly
2021
0
423
SKSlovakia
2022
0
326
FRFrance
2022
0
325
MXMexico
2021
0
293
GBUnited Kingdom
2021
0
284
CHSwitzerland
2021
0
230
DKDenmark
2022
0
226
HRCroatia
2022
0
184
NLNetherlands
2022
0
139
SESweden
2022
0
127
QCQuebec
2022
0
94
BEBelgium
2022
0
77
ONOntario
2019
0
59
IEIreland
2022
0
59
NONorway
2022
0
49
LVLatvia
2022
0
34
SISlovenia
2022
0
32
ABAlberta
2022
0
17
NZNew Zealand
2022
0
15
ARArgentina
2015
0
14
BCBritish Columbia
2022
0
10

Comments on the name Laura

Personalities with the first name Laura

There are 504 personalities with the first name Laura


Reese Witherspoon
(Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon) src

United states of america
Actor Businessperson Television producer Voice actor Film producer Model Film actor


Winona Ryder
(Winona Laura Horowitz) src

United states of america
Actor Character actor Voice actor Film producer Television actor Film actor Manufacturer


Emily Blunt
(Emily Olivia Laura Blunt) src

United states of america United kingdom
Screenwriter Actor Stage actor Television actor Film actor


Jane Addams
(Laura Jane Addams) src

United states of america
Writer Suffragette Human rights activist Journalist Sociologist Philosopher Social worker Social critic Autobiographer Women's rights activist Political theorist Peace activist Social reformer


Laura Bush
(Laura Lane Welch) src

United states of america
Writer Teacher Politician Librarian Children's writer Autobiographer Hiv/aids activist


Laura Pausini
src

Italy
Record producer Singer-songwriter


Laura Chinchilla
src

Costa rica
Lawyer Politician International forum participant


Laura Dern
(Laura Elizabeth Dern) src

United states of america
Screenwriter Voice actor Film director Film producer Television actor Film actor International forum participant


Laura Prepon
(Laura Helene Prepon) src

United states of america
Actor Voice actor Model Television actor Film actor


Amanda Bynes
(Amanda Laura Bynes) src

United states of america
Actor



There are more than 10 personalities with the first name Laura
Full list of personalities with the first name Laura

Film Actors and Actresses with the first name Laura

There are 7764 actors and actresses with the first name Laura
Laura Francesca Saponara
Laura Ann Kesling
Laura Van Bussel
Laura Omloop
Laura Kariuki
Laura Schulten
Laura Antonia Roge
Laura Jackson
Laura Grandinetti
Laura Tesoro
Laura Marano
Laura Borlein
Laura Detter
Laura Cecília Eröss
Laura Gabriel
Laura Ballyn
Laura Adriani
Laura Bruckbauer
Laura Esquivel
Laura Mannion
Laura Balzer
Laura Anders
Laura Berschuck
Laura Döbrösi
Laura Neiva
Laura Bellini
Laura Østergaard Buhl
Laura Kästel
Laura Serafini
Laura Barbiea

There are more than 30 actors and actresses with the first name Laura
The full list of actors and actresses with the first name Laura

Rankings of first name LAURA by country

Country ranking (boys)
RankCountryYear
#10830DE Germany2022
Country ranking (girls)
RankCountryYear
#4PL Poland2022
#4BR Brazil2022
#7AT Austria2021
#11HU Hungary2022
#14PT Portugal2022
#16CZ Czechoslovakia2016
#16SK Slovakia2022
#19HR Croatia2022
#20CH Switzerland2021
#24DK Denmark2022
#34CL Chili2021
#40DE Germany2022
#52ES Spain2021
#53LV Latvia2022
#65SI Slovenia2022
#67QC Quebec2022
#84IT Italy2021
#92IE Ireland2022
#93SE Sweden2022
#104NL Netherlands2022
#110NO Norway2022
#111BE Belgium2022
#180GB United Kingdom2021
#182ON Ontario2019
#188FR France2022
#222AB Alberta2022
#259MX Mexico2021
#289NZ New Zealand2022
#364US United State of America2022
#370BC British Columbia2022
#486AR Argentina2015