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.

Pronunciation[edit]

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.
    • 1931 Frans Emil Sillanpää, Nuorena nukkunut, in Silja ja Ihmiset suviyössä, Suuri Suomalainen Kirjakerho (1988), ISBN 951-643-290-5, page 63:
      Ja sen jälkeen taas parin vuoden kuluttua tyttö, jonka nimeksi pantiin Laura, sekin Salmeluksen vanhoja perintönimiä.
    • 1991 Anna-Leena Härkönen, Akvaariorakkautta, Otava (2008), ISBN 978-951-1-17321-2, s.183:
      —Tässä on meidän Laura ja tuo pienempi on Suvi, Marita sano.
      Mä ajattelin tylsänä että kiva ku joku sinänsä epäsovinnainen ihminen oli antanu lapsilleen ihan normaalit nimet eikä mitään muotiväännöksiä niin ku monet. Kaikki sampot ja santerit ja tonterit säälittää mua suunnattomasti.
    • 2013 Kari Hotakainen, Luonnon laki, Siltala, ISBN 978-952-234-185-3, pages 17-18:
      Sen ojensi hänelle sairaanhoitaja, jonka vasemman rinnan yläpuolella oli nimikyltti: Laura. Nimi toi Rautalan mieleen vanhojen elokuvien palvelijan, joka alistuneesti nyökkäillen sipsuttelee isossa ruokasalissa tarkistamassa, että kaikki on varmasti valmiina mahakkaan tilanomistajan ja hänen rouvansa ruokailuhetkeä varten. Kävi mielessä myös mainoksen Elovena-tyttö, vaikka Lauran hiuksen olivat pikimustat ja hänellä oli korvissaan mustat napit. Hutiin siis meni Rautalan arvaus.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Laura (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative Laura Laurat
genitive Lauran Laurojen
partitive Lauraa Lauroja
illative Lauraan Lauroihin
singular plural
nominative Laura Laurat
accusative nom.? Laura Laurat
gen. Lauran
genitive Lauran Laurojen
Laurainrare
partitive Lauraa Lauroja
inessive Laurassa Lauroissa
elative Laurasta Lauroista
illative Lauraan Lauroihin
adessive Lauralla Lauroilla
ablative Lauralta Lauroilta
allative Lauralleˣ Lauroilleˣ
essive Laurana Lauroina
translative Lauraksi Lauroiksi
instructive Lauroin
abessive Lauratta Lauroitta
comitative Lauroineen

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. A female given name, equivalent to English Laura

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.