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Popularity
794k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Laura

Gender: Girl. Ranked #64 most popular

What does the name "Laura" mean?

Laura (Latin): Laurel

The name "Laura" is of Latin origin and it means "Laurel". It's a name commonly given to girls. There are 6 other names that are similar to this one.

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

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

U is for uncanny, the way you know what to do.

R is for realist, the way you are.

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

Your name in reverse order is "Arual". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Laura". 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.

How popular is the name "Laura" in the U.S.?



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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 first appeared 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 1950 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Laura" ranks #61 in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, 168 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 1950. Across the entire United States a total of 5,747 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 north east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Laura

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon is an actress and producer with the most prominent portion of their 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 with the most prominent portion of their 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 their 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 their 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 their 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 their 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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Past life for Laura born Jun 21, 1936

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 Thailand approximately on 1325. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.