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since 1880

Laura

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Laurel
  • #64 All Time
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How popular is the baby 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 #29 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 3,728 3,723 5 #61 girl name
1916 3,753 3,744 9 #64 girl name
1917 3,823 3,808 15 #65 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 4,017 3,998 19 #71 girl name
1922 3,923 3,903 20 #68 girl name
1923 3,720 3,707 13 #73 girl name
1924 3,843 3,828 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 3,157 3,144 13 #83 girl name
1929 2,947 2,936 11 #90 girl name
1930 2,922 2,907 15 #89 girl name
1931 2,684 2,670 14 #89 girl name
1932 2,773 2,749 24 #88 girl name
1933 2,547 2,536 11 #91 girl name
1934 2,447 2,436 11 #96 girl name
1935 2,378 2,358 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 3,596 3,590 6 #77 girl name
1946 4,496 4,479 17 #75 girl name
1947 5,064 5,052 12 #74 girl name
1948 4,916 4,901 15 #73 girl name
1949 5,382 5,382 0 #65 girl name
1950 5,748 5,727 21 #63 girl name
1951 6,478 6,465 13 #60 girl name
1952 7,202 7,184 18 #53 girl name
1953 7,651 7,629 22 #51 girl name
1954 8,741 8,718 23 #45 girl name
1955 9,027 9,009 18 #41 girl name
1956 10,593 10,572 21 #34 girl name
1957 12,202 12,177 25 #31 girl name
1958 13,532 13,509 23 #29 girl name
1959 14,561 14,528 33 #30 girl name
1960 17,096 17,062 34 #24 girl name
1961 17,932 17,899 33 #21 girl name
1962 17,536 17,494 42 #21 girl name
1963 18,574 18,508 66 #16 girl name
1964 19,019 18,978 41 #14 girl name
1965 16,261 16,214 47 #18 girl name
1966 15,581 15,548 33 #19 girl name
1967 15,859 15,818 41 #15 girl name
1968 18,800 18,743 57 #11 girl name
1969 17,976 17,920 56 #10 girl name
1970 16,550 16,497 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 9,761 9,719 42 #21 girl name
1975 10,344 10,313 31 #20 girl name
1976 11,298 11,252 46 #20 girl name
1977 11,358 11,323 35 #20 girl name
1978 11,280 11,243 37 #19 girl name
1979 11,943 11,885 58 #20 girl name
1980 12,973 12,918 55 #21 girl name
1981 13,347 13,292 55 #21 girl name
1982 13,367 13,304 63 #22 girl name
1983 13,254 13,194 60 #23 girl name
1984 14,874 14,812 62 #19 girl name
1985 16,058 15,992 66 #14 girl name
1986 14,230 14,173 57 #20 girl name
1987 13,083 13,027 56 #23 girl name
1988 12,173 12,115 58 #23 girl name
1989 11,808 11,742 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 7,280 7,256 24 #43 girl name
1994 6,884 6,856 28 #46 girl name
1995 6,017 6,005 12 #56 girl name
1996 5,235 5,223 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 1,839 1,839 0
2008 1,588 1,588 0
2009 1,407 1,407 0
2010 1,207 1,207 0
2011 1,171 1,166 5
2012 1,140 1,140 0
2013 1,017 1,017 0
2014 1,043 1,043 0
2015 1,003 1,003 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Laura baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 795,278 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 18,978 babies. (That's a lot of baby Lauras)

According to the 1961 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Laura" ranks #42 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 25 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 1961. Across the entire United States a total of 17,932 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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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.

Origin and Meaning of Laura

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

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 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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Laura Branigan

Laura Branigan is a singer, songwriter, and actress specializing in pop, dance, and pop rock music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1978 to 2004. Laura was born in 1957 as Laura Ann Branigan in Brewster, New York, United States.

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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 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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Other Inspirations for the Name Laura

Laura Govan
Laura In The Kitchen
Laura Ingraham
Laura Jane Grace
Laura Marano
Laura Mercier

Alternative Meanings

L is for look, the way you look at life.

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

U is for unite, you bring people together.

R is for relax, you know how!

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 "Auarl". 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 Feb 13, 1947

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Eastern Australia approximately on 500. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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