Gender: Female Origin of Lark: English bird name

Lark Origin and Meaning

The name Lark is a girl's name of English origin.

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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oliviamcdonald Says:


Gorgeous. Becoming popular..I wonder if the trendiness has anything to do with the lark instagram filter, even subconsciously. There’s also the saying “she’s a lark” for someone hilarious

briarblossom Says:


I love the name Lark so pretty and sweet and spunky.

rubylark Says:


This is my middle name! I think it'd go really pretty with another bird name, like Wren.

Miri Says:


I love Lark! So beautiful!

briarblossom Says:


I love the name Lark! So cute and spunky.

kittylover777 Says:


I love Lark! It has a sort of cool feel to it and I love that! Also I like Robin and Sparrow, for both genders.

Essa Says:


I really like this is a full name and as a nickname for Alouette. I also like Birdie as a nickname for both names.

megan_margaret Says:


british accent: oh larky get your but in here