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Gender: F Origin of Lark: English bird name

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Lark is getting some new and well-deserved attention as a post-Robin and Raven bird name. Although it was first recorded as a name in the 1830's, it has never appeared on the Social Security list.

'The Lark' was used as a nickname for Cosette in Les Miserables; Lark Voorhees was a star of Saved by the Bell, and Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany used Lark as the middle name of their daughter Agnes.

The expression "happy as a lark" gives this songbird name a cheery image, as well as a 'lark' being a synonym for a merry time..

Larkin is a pretty extension, as is Skylark, which is rich in cultural associations: there's the Percy Bysshe Shelley ode To a Skylark and the jazz classic Skylark written by Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael..

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Famous People Named Lark

Lark Voorhies, American actress
Lark Song, daughter of American actress Mia Farrow

Pop Culture References for the Name Lark

Nature name: a type of playful, lighthearted songbird
"Lark" also means: something done for fun, esp. something mischievous or daring; an amusing adventure or escapade
"The Lark Ascending," a composition by Ralph Vaughan Williams; based on George Meredith's poem of the same name (about the skylark)
Lark, dedicate of Winding Circle temple in the Circle of Magic series by Tamora Pierce