Origin of the name Lara
Lara is a very popular first name. It is more often used as a girl (female) name.
People having the name Lara are in general originating from France, Greece, Iceland, Russia, Spain, United Kingdom, United States of America.
For another variant of the name Lara across the world, see Larisa.
Name meaning of Lara
- Name Number: 5
- Interpretation: Motion, Change, Freedom, Diversity, Liberty, Choice, Interest, Search, Risk, Danger, Fear
History and Related Information
Russian: short form of Larissa, introduced in the early 20th century to the English-speaking world. Here it became popular in particular as the name of one of the principal characters in Boris Pasternak's novel Dr Zhivago (1957), which was made into a popular Hollywood film in 1965. The name is associated with ‘Lara's theme’, from the film score by Maurice Jarre. Occasionally the name also represents a short form of Klara.
Popularity of the given name
The name Lara is ranked on the 862ⁿᵈ position of the most used names. It means that this name is very frequently used.
We estimate that there are at least 300900 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.01% of the population.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given this name for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
The name Lara has four characters. It means that it is relatively short-length, compared to the other names in our database.
Name Day Calendar
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