Lara

Gender:girl

Meaning:Cheerful

Origin:Russian

Pronunciation:LA ra

Variations:Larissa, Larah, Larrah

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About Lara

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Lara is a lovely girl’s name with a Eastern European flair to it. It is not to be confused with Laura, which is pronounced different and has an altogether different meaning.

Detailed Meaning

Lara is a shortened Russian form of the name Larissa, and it first ventured into the English-speaking world in the early 20th century. It is considered a name in its own right.

Famous People With This Name

Lara Pulver is an English actress most famous for her role as Irene Adler in BBC’s “Sherlock.” Lara Dutta is an Indian actress and was Miss Universe 2000. Lara Logan is a well-known broadcast journalist for CBS News.

Possible Nicknames

Since Lara is such a short name, it is difficult to make a nickname out of it. One option could be Ra-Ra.

Related Names

Lara can also be spelt Larah and Larrah. Of course, it is also related to Larissa.

Stories Featuring This Name

Lara Croft is the main character of the video game series of the same name. Larissa “Lara” Antipowa is the herione of Boris Pasternak’s “Doctor Zhivago.” Lara is also the name of the Superman’s biological mother.

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