Laura

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin saint's name Laura, from the feminine form of laurus (laurel tree). A post-classical name made famous by Petrarch's sonnets to Laura in the fourteenth century.

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Proper noun[edit]

Laura

  1. A female given name.
    • ~1591 William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet: Act II, Scene IV:
      Now is he for the numbers that Petrarch flowed in; Laura to his lady was but a kitchen-wench; marry, she had a better love to be-rime her;
    • 1960 Peter S. Beagle: A Fine And Private Place. Random House Publishing, 1982:The Fantasy Worlds of Peter Beagle. ISBN 0345300815 page 258:
      Laura was saying something. A mellifluous name, he thought. I wish she were far away, so I could call her.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Also used as a feminine equivalent of Laurence.

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Czech[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Laura.

Proper noun[edit]

Laura f

  1. A female given name.

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Laura.

Proper noun[edit]

Laura

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 21 161 females with the given name Laura have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 2000s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Laura.

Proper noun[edit]

Laura

  1. A female given name.

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Laura.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Laura

  1. A female given name.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Laura. A Latinate variant of Laure.

Proper noun[edit]

Laura

  1. A female given name.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Laura.

Proper noun[edit]

Laura

  1. A female given name.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Laura.

Proper noun[edit]

Laura f

  1. A female given name.

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1819. From Latin Laura.

Proper noun[edit]

Laura f

  1. A female given name.

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References[edit]

  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, ISBN 5-7966-0278-0
  • [2] Population Register of Latvia: Laura was the only given name of 8301 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Laura.

Proper noun[edit]

Laura

  1. A female given name.

Portuguese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Laura f

  1. Laura (female given name)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Laura.

Proper noun[edit]

Laura (f)

  1. A female given name.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Laura. First recorded in Sweden in 1737.

Proper noun[edit]

Laura

  1. A female given name.