Gender Feminine
Scripts Лара(Russian)
Pronounced Pron. /ˈlɑːɹ.ə/(English) /ˈlaː.ʁa/(German) /la.ʁa/(French) /ˈlaː.ra/(Italian) /ˈla.ɾa/(Spanish) /ˈla.ɾɐ/(Portuguese) /ˈlaː.raː/(Dutch) /ˈlɒ.rɒ/(Hungarian)  [key·simplify]

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). Between 1965 and 1969 it increased by almost 2,000 percent in the United States, however it is currently much more popular in the United Kingdom, Australia, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Germany. Another famous fictional bearer is Lara Croft, first appearing in video games in 1996 and movies in 2001.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesLarysa(Belarusian) Larisa, Larissa(Greek Mythology) Larisa(Latvian) Larisa(Lithuanian) Larysa(Polish) Larisa(Romanian) Larisa, Larysa(Ukrainian)
Same SpellingLára, Lara 2
User SubmissionsLárá, Lara


People think this name is

upper class   natural   wholesome   refined   simple  

Name Days

Austria: March 26
Latvia: October 1


Entry updated April 23, 2024