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Its usage is also English.
Lara was the heroine in Boris Pasternak's novel "Doctor Zhivago".
Famous bearer: actress Lara Flynn Boyle (b. 1970).
-- alberto  12/14/2004
Lara also means 'One who is famous' in Latin, and 'cheerful one' in Greek.
In Europe, the name Lara is known of, but is still likeably unusual!
-- LaraCandi  6/9/2005
Italian name from the Latin word Lares (demi-deities/localised spirits ie Lares Familiares, Lares Compitales, Lares Viales, Lares Permarini, Lares Praestites).
-- gmasucci  7/12/2005
It's not popular in Europe, I agree, but that's the point! This is so beautiful and unusual name!
-- Anonymous User  10/27/2005
Sometimes pronounced the same as "Laura", but I think LAH-rah is more distinctive and gives it a Slavic accent.
-- elizabeth hamlet  3/31/2006
Lara Croft, arguably the most popular video game character ever created, appears in over nine Tomb Raider games, two movies (played by Angelina Jolie) and also has her own comic book. The fictional British archaeologist/antiquarian rose to fame after the first "Tomb Raider" video game was released in 1996.
-- Miss Natla  5/9/2006
"Lara" could be a short form of "Klara" too.
-- iva_toneva  5/10/2006
Beautiful and not that common either. It's just a really unique name. Hugely suggest naming your child this. :)
-- Anonymous User  5/10/2006
Lara is a nice alternative to the overused Laura.
-- puella_blu  5/15/2006
My name is Lara and I pronounce it "LAH-rah". I've gotten used to people spelling and saying it as "Laura".
-- sqirrlie  6/12/2006
This is one of my favourite names for a girl. It's beautiful sounding, utterly feminine without being frilly and refreshingly underused in this day and age of Emma, Isabella, Madison, Olivia, Hannah, etc.
-- Anonymous User  7/13/2006
I love this name for a girl. It's very feminine and uncommon but not obscure. Just beautiful.
-- evah  7/13/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Lara here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html
-- _satu_  9/3/2006
I don't know, Lara sounds too much like Laura to me.
-- xKatiex  9/22/2006
No offense but I just don't like this name.
-- Anonymous User  10/29/2006
Lady Lara Spencer is the youngest daughter of Charles, 9th Earl Spencer and the only daughter of Caroline, Countess Spencer (born Caroline Hutton).
-- MariaNikolaievnaRoma  12/25/2006
Bit of a hick name. And it looks like "lard". Sorry. :]
-- Anonymous User  1/11/2007
Moderator Zdeněk Izer has a daughter Lara.
-- Maggie_Simpson  1/27/2007
Lara is the girl in the German book and movie "Beyond Silence" (Jenseits der Stille). Her parents are deaf, so she have to speak for them. Lara gets interested in music and that causes problems.
-- elliebeth  2/15/2007
Very popular girls names in Slovenia. [noted -ed]
-- earthnut  7/2/2007
It's a pretty name, but I hate Lara Flynn Boyle, and she has basically ruined this name for me.
-- slight night shiver  4/27/2008
I love this name! It may be on account of how I love Lara Croft from Tomb Raider, but I also like the way this name sounds regardless of who has it.
-- bananarama  7/9/2008
I think it is pronounced La-ruh as that's how a girl I know pronounces it. But she has an 'h' on the end of hers so I don't know if that makes a difference.
-- Devilqueen  12/2/2008
My name is Lara, and my family and I pronounce it LAH-RAH. We roll the "R", too. So it is basically pronounced LAH-RRAH.
-- Anonymous User  12/15/2008
I like it. Its different.
-- italiannames  12/12/2009
'Lara's theme' a beautiful song from the movie 'Dr Zhivago.'
-- Anton  3/13/2010
Also used in Croatia. [noted -ed]
-- Sofia  7/28/2010
Lara Raith, from the Dresden Files novels, is a White Court Vampire (succubus). She's very clever, strong and manipulative.
-- Reason-Flower  8/23/2010
I like this because it is rare but not extremely strange.
-- Trexa  10/17/2010
An Italian name, as well.
Lara is originally derived from the name Russo, diminutive of Larisa and Larissa.
-- Francesca  12/1/2010
Lara Stone (1983-) is a Dutch supermodel. She was named by her mother, a Doctor Zhivago fan.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2011
Lara is my gorgeous little niece's name. We're from Hungary. :) The name Lara is quite popular there and increasing in popularity, overall.
-- Anonymous User  7/26/2011
It is also used in Portugal. [noted -ed]
-- theadiragram  8/26/2011
My name is Lara and is pronounced Lair-a. I see the name rather frequently, but rarely pronounced the same. My dad's name is Larry and my mom's fave movie was Dr. Zhivago, which is why they chose it. I used to hate it, but now I love its uniqueness. I get a lot of compliments on it.
-- GeorgiaGirl67  1/22/2013
Its actual origin is from Latin. In Roman mythology, Lara was the daughter of the river god Almo, and the wife of Mercurius (the Roman version of Hermes). Their children, the Lares, were the domestic/household gods that inhabited all Roman homes. [noted -ed]
-- LaraRebooted  3/4/2013
Two famous bearers have this name;

Lara Jean Marshall (most famous for playing Lisa Atwood in the popular TV adaptation of the famous childrens' novels; The Saddle Club)

Lara Jill Miller (famous voice-over actress who's famous for voicing Kari Kamiya in Digimon and Lambie in the popular preschool series Doc McStuffins).
-- emilydominko  12/15/2013
Mine is pronounced the same way as Lara Spencer's on GMA (Good Morning America).
-- GeorgiaGirl67  6/9/2014

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