The name Lara is a girl's name of Russian origin meaning "citadel". Lara is ranked #757 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Video Game Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change Two Letters (10 names)".
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This is an alternative to Laura or Lauren made romantic by Dr. Zhivago, and sexy by video-game heroine Lara Croft.
As a place name, Lara is a state in Venezuela.
In mythology, Lara was a nymph in Ovid's Fasti known for her beauty and inability to keep secrets.
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