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Subject: Re: What does Lara mean?
Author: Daividh   (guest, 209.209.171.26)
Date: February 2, 2001 at 6:35:40 PM
Reply to: What does Lara mean? by Marie
We'll try. "Lara" is a Russian female name meaning "famous", which I suspect relates it to the Latin, etc., "Laura", meaning "a laurel" and by implication a public decoration or honor for a hero or prominent citizen.

Lara entered popular English use in the late 60's, from Julie Christie's character in the hit film "Doctor Zhivago". (As "Doktor Schiwago", this flick played a solid first-run 58 weeks in Frankfurt when I was living there. I saw it twice in German out of self-defense, even tho a lot of the dialogue was over my head.)

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