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Lara

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Russian, diminutive of Larissa or Larisa
"citadel"

Lara Origin and Meaning

The name Lara is a girl's name of Russian origin meaning "citadel".
This is an alternative to Laura or Lauren made romantic by Dr Zhivago, and badass by video-game heroine Lara Croft.

In mythology, Lara was a nymph in Ovid's Fasti known for her beauty and inability to keep secrets. As a place name, Lara is a state in Venezuela.
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Famous People Named Lara

  • Lara Flynn BoyleAmerican actress
  • Lara Catherina StoneDutch,English supermodel
  • Lara Spencer (born Lara Christine Von Seelen)American TV news anchor
  • Lara BingleAustralian model and reality TV personality
  • Lara WollingtonEnglish actress
  • Lara McDonnellEnglish actress
  • Lara Parker (born Mary Lamar Rickey)American actress
  • Lara PulverEnglish Actress
  • Lara Dutta (Bhupathi)Indian actress and Miss Universe 2000
  • Lara CardellaItalian novelist
  • Lara Jill MillerAmerican voice actress
  • Lara FabianBelgo,Canadian singer
  • Lara LoganAmerican TV journalist
  • Lara St. JohnCanadian violinist
  • Lara Veronin aka Lara Lianglead singer in Taiwanese band Nan Quan Mama
  • Lara Yunaska Trumpwife of businessman Eric Trump; daughter,in,law of President Donald Trump

Lara in Pop Culture

  • Lara Croftmain character in the Tomb Raider video game series
  • Lara Jean Song Coveymain character in "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" series by Jenny Han
  • Lara Antipovacharacter in Boris Pasternak's "Doctor Zhivago," 1965 movie, and basis for song "Lara's Theme" by Maurice Jarr
  • Lara LorVan, biological mother of Superman
  • Lara Buterskayacharacter in John Green's "Looking for Alaska".
  • Laracharacter in Turkish TV series "I Named Her Feriha"
  • "LaraA Tale," poem by Lord Byron