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ScriptsЛара Russian
PronouncedPron.LAHR-ə English
LA-ra GermanItalianSpanish
LA-RA French
LAH-rah Portuguese

Meaning & History

Russian short form of LARISA. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by a character from Boris Pasternak's novel 'Doctor Zhivago' (1957) and the subsequent movie adaptation (1965).
Other Languages & CulturesLarisa, Larissa Greek Mythology Larisa Latvian Larisa Romanian Larisa, Larysa Ukrainian
Same SpellingLára, Lara (2)
User SubmissionLara


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Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute