Laura

Laura - A very unique female name



  Mar 25,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Laura, meaning bay laurel, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #53. 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 girl name Laura was given to 1,101 baby girls in 2012, ranking #281 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,284 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Laura peaked in popularity 50 years ago in 1969 on position 10.



Famous with this name

Laura Toscano
Laura Linney
Laura Harring


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Rating: 5/5 (12 people)


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 Wyoming at position #94 - and is the least popular in Nevada at position #517.

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. This name means bay laurel. 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.

Lori / Laurie / Lora / Lara / 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
2012281
2011269
2010276
2009235
2008215
2007184
2006172
2005146
2004129
2003124
2002106
200186
200085
199981
199874
199766
199666
199556
199446
199343
199238
199135
199029
198925
198823
198723
198620
198514
198419
198323
198222
198121
198021
197920
197819
197720
197620
197520
197421
197319
197217
197116
197013
196910
196811
196715
196620
196517
196414
196316
196221
196121
196024
195930
195829
195731
195634
195541
195445
195351
195253
195160
195063
194965
194873
194774
194675
194576
1944118
1943117
1942115
1941114
1940107
1939108
1938108
1937105
1936106
193599
193496
193391
193288
193189
193089
192989
192883
192782
192681
192575
192472
192373
192268
192171
192063
191971
191863
191765
191664
191561
191459
191362
191257
191157
191053

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Wyoming94
Kentucky137
Alabama153
North Dakota155
Maine169
Pennsylvania210
Oklahoma215
Utah225
New Jersey226
Virginia229
Oregon230
Kansas230
Massachusetts231
Nebraska233
Hawaii247
North Carolina250
New York250
Arkansas255
Missouri260
Indiana261
Ohio264
Iowa273
Maryland276
Georgia281
Texas285
Florida288
Mississippi310
South Carolina323
Minnesota327
Connecticut330
West Virginia331
Wisconsin336
Michigan341
California352
Illinois359
Washington368
Tennessee388
Louisiana389
Colorado462
Arizona516
Nevada517

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 female 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
1969
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Laura
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,284
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +1,101

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