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Laura

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Laurel
  • #64 All Time
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How popular is the name "Laura" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 1,012 1,012 0 #17 girl name
1881 962 962 0 #19 girl name
1882 1,156 1,151 5 #17 girl name
1883 1,183 1,183 0 #19 girl name
1884 1,246 1,246 0 #21 girl name
1885 1,325 1,325 0 #21 girl name
1886 1,377 1,372 5 #22 girl name
1887 1,370 1,364 6 #22 girl name
1888 1,635 1,624 11 #25 girl name
1889 1,567 1,567 0 #25 girl name
1890 1,643 1,634 9 #27 girl name
1891 1,515 1,509 6 #30 girl name
1892 1,749 1,744 5 #29 girl name
1893 1,690 1,683 7 #31 girl name
1894 1,730 1,730 0 #32 girl name
1895 1,648 1,643 5 #36 girl name
1896 1,665 1,665 0 #37 girl name
1897 1,592 1,585 7 #39 girl name
1898 1,782 1,768 14 #38 girl name
1899 1,472 1,472 0 #43 girl name
1900 1,831 1,824 7 #45 girl name
1901 1,402 1,402 0 #44 girl name
1902 1,565 1,559 6 #43 girl name
1903 1,504 1,504 0 #43 girl name
1904 1,513 1,508 5 #47 girl name
1905 1,575 1,567 8 #49 girl name
1906 1,474 1,467 7 #52 girl name
1907 1,627 1,621 6 #51 girl name
1908 1,565 1,558 7 #52 girl name
1909 1,524 1,524 0 #55 girl name
1910 1,840 1,834 6 #53 girl name
1911 1,797 1,790 7 #57 girl name
1912 2,422 2,413 9 #57 girl name
1913 2,461 2,454 7 #62 girl name
1914 3,068 3,058 10 #59 girl name
1915 3,727 3,722 5 #61 girl name
1916 3,752 3,743 9 #64 girl name
1917 3,823 3,808 15 #64 girl name
1918 4,075 4,062 13 #64 girl name
1919 3,679 3,663 16 #71 girl name
1920 4,179 4,171 8 #63 girl name
1921 4,016 3,997 19 #71 girl name
1922 3,924 3,904 20 #68 girl name
1923 3,721 3,708 13 #73 girl name
1924 3,842 3,827 15 #72 girl name
1925 3,602 3,590 12 #75 girl name
1926 3,395 3,375 20 #81 girl name
1927 3,359 3,340 19 #81 girl name
1928 3,158 3,145 13 #83 girl name
1929 2,946 2,935 11 #90 girl name
1930 2,922 2,907 15 #89 girl name
1931 2,683 2,669 14 #89 girl name
1932 2,773 2,749 24 #88 girl name
1933 2,547 2,536 11 #91 girl name
1934 2,446 2,435 11 #96 girl name
1935 2,377 2,357 20
1936 2,269 2,255 14
1937 2,381 2,362 19
1938 2,451 2,443 8
1939 2,384 2,373 11
1940 2,364 2,351 13
1941 2,285 2,274 11
1942 2,421 2,409 12
1943 2,403 2,391 12
1944 2,250 2,243 7
1945 3,595 3,589 6 #77 girl name
1946 4,496 4,479 17 #75 girl name
1947 5,064 5,052 12 #74 girl name
1948 4,915 4,900 15 #73 girl name
1949 5,382 5,382 0 #65 girl name
1950 5,747 5,726 21 #63 girl name
1951 6,479 6,466 13 #60 girl name
1952 7,206 7,188 18 #53 girl name
1953 7,644 7,622 22 #51 girl name
1954 8,745 8,722 23 #45 girl name
1955 9,029 9,011 18 #41 girl name
1956 10,592 10,571 21 #34 girl name
1957 12,203 12,178 25 #31 girl name
1958 13,531 13,508 23 #29 girl name
1959 14,560 14,527 33 #30 girl name
1960 17,097 17,063 34 #24 girl name
1961 17,929 17,896 33 #21 girl name
1962 17,537 17,495 42 #21 girl name
1963 18,575 18,509 66 #16 girl name
1964 19,017 18,976 41 #14 girl name
1965 16,262 16,215 47 #17 girl name
1966 15,579 15,546 33 #20 girl name
1967 15,859 15,818 41 #15 girl name
1968 18,800 18,743 57 #11 girl name
1969 17,977 17,921 56 #10 girl name
1970 16,549 16,496 53 #13 girl name
1971 13,936 13,869 67 #16 girl name
1972 11,815 11,774 41 #17 girl name
1973 10,385 10,341 44 #19 girl name
1974 9,759 9,717 42 #21 girl name
1975 10,344 10,313 31 #20 girl name
1976 11,295 11,249 46 #20 girl name
1977 11,358 11,323 35 #20 girl name
1978 11,280 11,243 37 #19 girl name
1979 11,944 11,886 58 #20 girl name
1980 12,971 12,916 55 #21 girl name
1981 13,346 13,291 55 #21 girl name
1982 13,364 13,301 63 #22 girl name
1983 13,252 13,192 60 #23 girl name
1984 14,874 14,812 62 #19 girl name
1985 16,057 15,991 66 #14 girl name
1986 14,229 14,172 57 #20 girl name
1987 13,082 13,026 56 #23 girl name
1988 12,171 12,113 58 #23 girl name
1989 11,805 11,739 66 #25 girl name
1990 10,952 10,908 44 #29 girl name
1991 9,676 9,645 31 #35 girl name
1992 8,333 8,307 26 #38 girl name
1993 7,279 7,255 24 #43 girl name
1994 6,883 6,855 28 #46 girl name
1995 6,017 6,005 12 #56 girl name
1996 5,234 5,222 12 #66 girl name
1997 4,854 4,847 7 #66 girl name
1998 4,286 4,286 0 #74 girl name
1999 3,879 3,871 8 #81 girl name
2000 3,742 3,732 10 #85 girl name
2001 3,563 3,554 9 #86 girl name
2002 3,140 3,140 0
2003 2,740 2,740 0
2004 2,563 2,550 13
2005 2,353 2,347 6
2006 2,060 2,060 0
2007 1,838 1,838 0
2008 1,588 1,588 0
2009 1,406 1,406 0
2010 1,207 1,207 0
2011 1,171 1,166 5
2012 1,138 1,138 0
2013 1,016 1,016 0
2014 1,038 1,038 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Laura? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 794,233 babies born with the name Laura in the United States. That's more than enough Lauras to occupy the country of Guyana with an estimated population of 784,894 (as of July 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 1,012 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Laura" was in 1964 with a total of 18,976 babies. (That's a lot of baby Lauras)

According to the 1985 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Laura" ranks #26 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 171 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 1985. Across the entire United States a total of 16,057 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Laura popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Laura in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the region near the Rockies? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Laura" mean? The list below shows the origins of Laura as well as things modernly associated with the name Laura such as celebrities named Laura.

Latin

Origin and Meaning of Laura

The name "Laura" is of Latin origin, and it means "Laurel". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon is an actress and producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1991 to present. Reese was born in 1976 as Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

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Laura Pausini

Laura Pausini is a singer-songwriter and record producer specializing in pop, adult contemporary pop, and latin pop music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1993 to present. Laura was born in 1974 in Solarolo, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

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Laura Prepon

Laura Prepon is an actress, model, and film producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1995 to present. Laura was born in 1980 in Watchung, New Jersey, U.S.

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Laura Dern

Laura Dern is an actress, director, and producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1973 to present. Laura was born in 1967 as Laura Elizabeth Dern in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Laura Vandervoort

Laura Vandervoort is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1997 to present. Laura was born in 1984 as Laura Dianne Vandervoort in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Laura Linney

Laura Linney is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1990 to present. Laura was born in 1964 as Laura Leggett Linney in New York City, New York, United States.

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Alternative Meanings

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

U is for understanding, you show for others.

R is for rational, the way you think.

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

Your name in reverse order is "Arual". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Arula". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Laura born Apr 30, 1969

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Sumatra approximately on 475. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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