Name: Lara

Origin and Meaning of the Name Lara

  • Meaning:
    From the ancient city Larisa.
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  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (LAHR ah); (LAYR ah)
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Miscellaneous Info for Lara

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  • Used in:
    English and Russian speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Lara is a character in Boris Pasternak's novel 'Dr Zhivago'. She was famously played by Julie Christie in the 1965 film.

    Other famous Laras include actress Lara Flynn Boyle and Lara Croft, the protagonist of the Tomb Raider games and films.

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