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Laura, has many meanings some of which are: beautiful, pleasant, popular, victorious, leader, ruler, famous, kind, caring from the "laurel leaves".

Gender: Female
Origin: Various, from Latin
Meaning: Various, "laurel wreath," "laurel crowned," "laurel tree," "sweet bay tree," "victory," "chosen," "famous," "sweet," "wonderful," "winner"

Laura is a common given name for a female. Derived from Latin (Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece), it is used in many countries, including Argentina, Croatia, England, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scandinavia, Spain, and the United States. The name has several meanings, including: laurel wreath, laurel crowned, laurel tree, sweet bay tree, victory, chosen, famous, sweet, wonderful and winner. Look up Appendix:Most popular given names by country in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Latins and Latin (disambiguation). ... Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ... The term ancient Greece refers to the periods of Greek history in Classical Antiquity, lasting ca. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Scandinavia (disambiguation). ...

According to the Social Security Administration, the name Laura was among the top 50 names for female babies for much of the early 20th century in the United States, but dropped to top 100-120 in the 1930s-40s, then rebounded to the top 20 in 1984-1986, and has since dropped off the 120th afterward.[1] The United States Social Security Administration (or SSA[1]) is an independent agency of the United States government established by a law currently codified at 42 U.S.C. Â§ 901. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ...

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Laura is a village located in Miami County, Ohio. ... Laura, 15°32′ S 144°30′ E, is a small town (pop. ... Laura (33°11′ S 138°18′ E) is a rural town in the Mid North of South Australia, 15 km north of Gladstone along Main North Road and 40 km east of Port Pirie. ... Laura is a community southwest of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in Canada. ...


Laura, a 1944 film noir, tells the story of a police detective investigating a womans murder who falls in love with her portrait. ... Laura is a 1945 popular song composed by David Raksin, with lyrics written by Johnny Mercer. ... Laura or Laura, les ombres de lété (original French title) is a 1979 French film written and directed by photographer David Hamilton. ... Spike Jones For the music video and film director, see Spike Jonze. ... Laura is Italian singer Laura Pausinis second studio album released by Warner Music in February 1994. ... For the 1945 Raksin, Mercer standard, see Laura (1945 song) Laura is a song by American glam rock band Scissor Sisters and is the lead track on their self-titled debut album (see 2004 in music). ... Leevi and the Leavings was a popular Finnish band that operated from 1978–2002. ... Filippo Neviani, also known as Nek (born January 6, 1972), is a popular contemporary Italian singer-songwriter. ... This article is about the Australian post-rock band. ... Oh Laura, formerly known as Laura, is a Swedish band from Stockholm consisting of Frida Öhrn on vocals, Jocke Olovsson and Jörgen Kjellgren on guitars, Rikard Lidhamn on bass and Magnus Olsson on drums. ... William Joseph Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. ... The Nylon Curtain is the 8th album by Billy Joel. ... Flogging Molly is a seven-piece Irish American punk band that formed in Los Angeles and is currently signed under SideOneDummy Records. ...

Non-fictional persons

Laura Lane Welch Bush (born November 4, 1946) is the current First Lady of the United States and the wife of the forty-third and current President of the United States George W. Bush. ... Statue of Laura Secord at the Valiants Memorial in Ottawa Laura Secord (née Ingersoll) (September 13, 1775 – October 17, 1868) was a Canadian heroine of the War of 1812. ... This article is about the U.S.–U.K. war. ... This article is about the author. ... From the c. ... From the c. ... Laura Catherine Schlessinger (born January 16, 1947) is an American cultural and conservative commentator, best known as host of the popular Dr. Laura radio advice call-in show. ... Laura Lippman Laura Lippman (born 1959) is an American author of detective fiction. ... Laura Hillenbrand (born 1967) is the author of the acclaimed Seabiscuit: An American Legend, a non-fiction account of the career of the great racehorse Seabiscuit, for which she won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year in 2001. ... For other uses, see Seabiscuit (disambiguation). ... Laura San Giacomo (born November 14, 1962) is an Italian-American actress. ... Princess Maria Laura Zita Beatrix Gerhard of Belgium, Princess Imperial and Archduchess of Austria-Este, Princess Royal of Hungary and Bohemia. ...

Fictional characters

LAURA ANNE ANDERSON - THE COOLEST PERSON OFF ALL FROM ELLON Luke and Laura Spencer Luke Spencer and Laura Webber Spencer are fictional characters on the American soap opera General Hospital. ... Laura is a heroine used by Japanese game developer WARP in all of their games. ... Laura Palmer is a character from the television series Twin Peaks, created by David Lynch and Mark Frost. ... This article is about the television show. ... Laura Roslin is a fictional character in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series, portrayed by Mary McDonnell. ... The flag of the Twelve Colonies in the reimagined series The Twelve Colonies of Man or Twelve Colonies of Kobol constitute the main human civilization in the fictional universe of the original 1978 science fiction film and television series Battlestar Galactica, and in the subsequent miniseries (2003) and series reimagining... This article is about the reimagined universe of Battlestar Galactica in 2003; for more about the 2003 miniseries, see Battlestar Galactica (TV miniseries); for more about the subsequent television series, see Battlestar Galactica (2004 TV series); for other versions, see the main Battlestar Galactica page or Battlestar Galactica (disambiguation). ... Laura Bow is an amateur detective and heroine of two adventure games, Laura Bow: The Colonels Bequest (1989) and Laura Bow: The Dagger of Amon Ra (1992), both created by the computer game company Sierra Entertainment (formerly Sierra On-Line). ... Laura Lee Winslow was a supporting character on the hit ABC sitcom, Family Matters, she was portrayed by Kellie S. Williams. ... Family Matters is an American sitcom about a middle-class African-American family living in Chicago. ... Julianne Moore (born December 3, 1960) is a four-time Academy Award-nominated, Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning American actress. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


  • Laura or Lavra (Greek: Λαύρα, Cyrillic: Лавра), a cluster of cells or caves, used by hermits
  • Laura Ashley (1925–1985), a Welsh designer who gave her name to a clothing, home furnishings, and perfume brand
  • Laura, a chain of Canadian women's fashions
  • Laura Secord Chocolates, a chain of chocolate delicatessens
  • 467 Laura, an asteroid.
  • laura is the coolest person ever

Alexander Nevsky Lavra In Orthodox Christianity Lavra or Laura (Greek: Λάυρα, Cyrillic: Лавра) originally meant a cluster of cells or caves for hermits, with a church and sometimes a refectory at the center. ... Laura Ashley CBE, (7 September 1925–17 September 1985) was a Welsh designer. ... Laura Secord Chocolates Laura Secord is a Canadian chocolatier and ice cream company which was founded in 1913 by Frank P. OConnor. ... 467 Laura is an asteroid. ... For other uses, see Asteroid (disambiguation). ...

See also

  • List of names starting with "Laura"
  • Lauretta
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