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Meaning of First Name: Laura


Name:
Laura
Pronunciation:
\la(u)-ra\
Gender:
girl
Meaning:
the bay, or laurel plant
Origin:
Latin
Relate Names:
Not Provided
Name Sounds Like:
Name Similar:
None

Popularity

Laura is a very popular first name for women (#22 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#15771 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

Introduction

Laura \la(u)-ra\ as a girl's name is pronounced LAW-rah, LOR-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Laura is "the bay, or laurel plant". In classical times, a crown was made from the leaves of the bay laurel for heroes or victors as a symbol of honor and victory. The poet Petrarch addressed his sonnets to a Laura. Also made famous as the name of the heroine of the 1940s film "Laura". Laura was also a character on "Little House on the Prarie" from Little House Books. See also Liora. Actres

Census About Last Name: Wilson


Last Name:
WILSON
Origin:
English
Meaning:
Means "son of WILL"
Population Rank:
10
Population:
783051
Occurrences/100,000 people:
290.27
Cumulative proportion/100,000:
4876.9
Non-Hispanic White Only:
69.72%
Non-Hispanic Black Only:
25.32%
Non-Hispanic Asian&Pacific Islander Only:
0.46%
Non-Hispanic American Indian&Alaskan Native Only:
1.03%
Non-Hispanic of 2 or More Races:
1.74%
Hispanic Origin:
1.73%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, Population Analysis & Evaluation Staff.
Lastnames provided above include all lastnames with over 0.001% frequency in the US population during the 1990 census. The table above includes over 50000 most common last names in America.