Lark Origin and Meaning
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 VoorhiesAmerican actress
- Lark Brynnerdaughter of actor Yul Brynner
- Lark Grey DimondCates, stepdaughter of children's author Dr. Seuss
- Lark DiMuccidaughter of singer Dion DiMucci
- Lark Song Previnadopted daughter of actress Mia Farrow and composer Andre Previn
- Agnes Lark Bettanydaughter of actors Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany
- Liberty Lettice Lark RossEnglish model and actress
Lark in Pop Culture
- Lark Shortbaby on TV's "Life in Pieces"
- Larkcharacter in Kresley Cole's "The Arcana Chronicles"
- Larkdedicate of Winding Circle temple in the "Circle of Magic" series by Tamora Pierce
- Sophie "Lark" Marcharacter in Ilona Andrews's Edge series and Sweep in Peace
- Princess Larkcharacter in "The Fairy's Return" by Gail Carson Levine
- Lady Lark aka Linda Lewis aka Skylarkcharacter in Marvel's Squadron Supreme comics
- Larknickname for Cosette in "Les Miserables"
- "The Lark Ascending" a composition by Ralph Vaughan Williams; based on George Meredith's poem of the same name (about the skylark)
- Lark,something done for fun, especially something mischievous or daring; an amusing adventure or escapade
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