Laura

Laura - A very unique male name



  Sep 18,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Laura appeared on the charts for the first time in 1948 on position #1493. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Laura and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Laura? 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 Laura. The baby boy name Laura was given to 8 baby boys in 2004, ranking #3125 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 221,258 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Laura peaked in popularity 56 years ago in 1963 on position 964.



Famous with this name

Laura Surrich
Laura Harring
Laura Dern


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Laura is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Laura is currently topping the baby name charts in Kentucky at position #449 - and is the least popular in Kentucky at position #449.

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 Laura is where you live.


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Laura origin and meaning

Laura is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Laura, pop culture references for the name Laura and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Laura

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

Larry / Leroy / Leeroy / Lauro / Laurie / Larue / Lary / Laurier / Lawyer / Lior /

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
20043125
19952677
19942039
19932270
19922050
19911706
19901512
19891117
19881472
19871573
19861346
19851201
19841276
19831319
19821097
19811268
19801414
19791137
19781586
19772139
19761540
19751552
19741211
19731696
19721708
19711153
19701288
19691159
19681041
19671185
19651098
19641386
1963964
19581515
19531515
19481493

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Kentucky449

Even more about Laura


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 Laura 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 male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Laura?

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
1963
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Laura
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 221,258
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1948
2004 births +8

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