Laura is your classic “classic name.” It will never be too trendy, it will never sound outdated and it has literary mentions from centuries past (from Dante to The Little House on the Prarie.) So while it won’t be a name that other parents will oooh and ahh over, it will remain steadfast and true.


  • english:
  • latin: The laurel or sweet bay tree, symbolic of honor and victory
  • spanish:
  • swedish:


Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 2

International Variations

Famous Namesakes:

Author Laura Ingalls Wilder, Actress Laura Linney, Actress Laura Dern, First Lady Laura Bush

Celebrity Babies:

Daughter of Catherine Bach, Daughter of Ted Turner, Daughter of Tommy LaSorda