Lara

Lara - A very unique female name



  Feb 18,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Lara, meaning citadel, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1920 on position #1906. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Lara and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Lara? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Lara. The baby girl name Lara was given to 257 baby girls in 2012, ranking #859 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 5,499 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Lara peaked in popularity 50 years ago in 1969 on position 221.



Famous with this name

Alexandra Maria Lara
Lara Rossi
Lara Decaro


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Lara is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Lara is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #238 - and is the least popular in Georgia at position #1,394.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Lara is where you live.


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Lara origin and meaning

Lara is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means citadel. To see famous people named Lara, pop culture references for the name Lara and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Lara

We've found the following names that sound similar to Lara, sorted by popularity.

Laura / Lori / Laurie / Lora / Lorie / Lorrie / Lauri / Lorri / Leora / Lura /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012859
2011902
2010868
2009930
2008931
2007916
2006860
2005813
2004751
2003749
2002625
2001747
2000886
1999792
1998804
1997873
1996768
1995788
1994730
1993765
1992638
1991610
1990520
1989496
1988414
1987413
1986408
1985449
1984420
1983430
1982367
1981395
1980388
1979423
1978376
1977342
1976291
1975342
1974358
1973332
1972296
1971272
1970236
1969221
1968228
1967276
1966621
19651376
19641875
19631400
19621801
19611489
19601653
19592352
19361647
19291840
19271723
19241761
19201906

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia238
Massachusetts329
Connecticut331
Florida470
New Jersey485
New York536
Wisconsin705
Maryland729
California775
Virginia779
Pennsylvania815
Michigan842
Texas1007
Arizona1031
Illinois1033
Ohio1321
Georgia1394

Even more about Lara


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Lara a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Lara?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1969
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Lara
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 5,499
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1920
2012 births +257

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