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Meaning and Origin

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Wiktionary

Anglicized from Ла́ра (Lára), a Russian pet form of Larissa and Laura, known from the novel (1957) and film (1965) Dr Zhivago.

  1. A female given name.
  2. A surname​.

Lara was also found in the following language(s): French, German, Icelandic, Italian, and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Lara

Lara Pulver is an actress. Lara was born on September 1st, 1980 in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England.

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Lara Flynn Boyle is an actor and actress. She has been prominent since 1987. Lara was born on March 24th, 1970 in Davenport, Iowa, U.S.

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She holds the title Miss Intercontinental 1997, Miss Universe 2000, Femina Miss India 2000, Gladrags Megamodel India 1995, Femina Miss India, Gladrags Manhunt, and Megamodel Contest. She has been prominent since 1995. Lara was born on April 16th, 1978 in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.

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Lara Stone is a model (people). Lara was given the name Lara Catherina Stone on December 20th, 1983 in Geldrop. Lara is also known as Stone and Lara Catherina (birth name).

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Lara Logan is a journalist and since 1988. Lara was born on March 29th, 1971 in Durban.

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Lara Fabian is a musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1986 to present. Lara was given the name Lara Crokaert on January 9th, 1970.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Lara

Alexandra Maria Lara is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1997. Alexandra was given the name Alexandra Maria Plătăreanu on November 12th, 1978 in Bucharest.

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Brian Lara is a cricketer. Brian was born on May 2nd, 1969 in Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago.

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Erislandy was born on April 11th, 1983 in Guantanamo, Cuba.

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Lara is a comics character.

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Agustín Lara was a noble. Agustín was born on October 30th, 1897 in Tlacotalpan. He left this life on November 6th, 1970.

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Javi Lara is a soccer player for the CD Tenerife, Córdoba CF, Córdoba CF B, CD Villanueva, Real Unión, Écija Balompié, UD Almería B, RSD Alcalá, Elche CF, CD Alcoyano, Valencia CF Mestalla, Lucena CF, SD Ponferradina, SD Eibar, and Atlético de Kolkata. Javi was born on December 4th, 1985 in Montoro, Spain. Javi is also known as Lara and Javier.

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How popular is the baby name Lara in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1887 5 5 0
1891 5 5 0
1892 5 5 0
1894 5 5 0
1897 5 5 0
1898 5 5 0
1899 5 5 0
1900 7 7 0
1904 6 6 0
1906 8 8 0
1907 7 7 0
1908 7 7 0
1909 6 6 0
1910 8 8 0
1911 12 12 0
1912 10 10 0
1913 6 6 0
1914 6 6 0
1915 14 14 0
1916 19 19 0
1917 15 15 0
1918 17 12 5
1919 13 13 0
1920 18 18 0
1921 15 15 0
1922 18 18 0
1923 15 15 0
1924 20 20 0
1925 26 26 0
1926 21 21 0
1927 24 24 0
1928 15 15 0
1929 17 17 0
1930 18 18 0
1931 19 19 0
1932 13 13 0
1933 10 10 0
1934 13 13 0
1935 15 15 0
1936 18 18 0
1937 11 11 0
1938 11 11 0
1939 10 10 0
1940 12 12 0
1941 13 13 0
1942 9 9 0
1943 7 7 0
1944 13 13 0
1945 8 8 0
1946 15 15 0
1947 12 12 0
1948 17 17 0
1949 15 15 0
1950 17 17 0
1951 20 20 0
1952 19 19 0
1953 19 19 0
1954 29 29 0
1955 18 18 0
1956 31 31 0
1957 22 22 0
1958 32 32 0
1959 35 35 0
1960 49 49 0
1961 55 55 0
1962 61 61 0
1963 78 78 0
1964 57 57 0
1965 65 65 0
1966 237 237 0
1967 951 945 6
1968 1,295 1,295 0
1969 1,360 1,354 6
1970 1,337 1,332 5
1971 1,053 1,053 0
1972 830 830 0
1973 661 661 0
1974 600 600 0
1975 637 637 0
1976 776 776 0
1977 660 660 0
1978 560 560 0
1979 500 500 0
1980 577 577 0
1981 583 583 0
1982 626 626 0
1983 519 513 6
1984 507 507 0
1985 487 487 0
1986 538 538 0
1987 540 540 0
1988 558 558 0
1989 477 477 0
1990 448 442 6
1991 379 379 0
1992 352 352 0
1993 275 275 0
1994 287 287 0
1995 260 260 0
1996 270 270 0
1997 242 242 0
1998 258 258 0
1999 278 278 0
2000 261 261 0
2001 336 336 0
2002 402 402 0
2003 349 349 0
2004 359 359 0
2005 319 319 0
2006 321 321 0
2007 290 290 0
2008 292 292 0
2009 287 287 0
2010 301 301 0
2011 278 278 0
2012 313 313 0
2013 295 295 0
2014 337 337 0
2015 344 344 0
2016 378 378 0
2017 363 363 0

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Popularity of Lara as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lara U.S.
  White 5.67% 64.26%
  African American 0.37% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.14% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.30% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.24% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 92.28% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lara

People with the last name Lara are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Lara

  • How Popular is the name Lara? Lara is the 1,456th most popular name of all time. As a last name Lara was the 381st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Lara have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 26,994 babies born with the first name Lara in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lara to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lara? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1887 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Lara first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lara is Tuesday, April 29th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Lara born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lara was in 1969 with a total of 1,354 babies. That's a lot of babies named Lara!
  • Random Lara Factoid: According to the 1969 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lara ranks 104th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 8 babies in Alaska have the same name as you in 1969.
  • Weird things about the name Lara: Your name in reverse order is Aral. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rala. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lara? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 83,067 people with the last name Lara.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lara? Lara was ranked as the 381st most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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