LAURA f English, Spanish, Italian, Romanian|
Pronounced: LOR-a, LOR-ah
LORRAINE f English
Feminine form of the Late Latin name Laurus, which meant "laurel". In ancient Rome the leaves of laurel trees were used to create victors' garlands. Saint Laura was a 9th-century Spanish martyr, a nun who was thrown into a vat of molten lead by the Moors. Another famous bearer was Laura Secord, a Canadian heroine during the War of 1812.
Variants: - Laure - French / Laureen - English (pet form) / Laurel - English (pet form of Laura) / Laural - English / Nicknames: Lauri, Laurie.
Pronounced: lor-RAYN, lor-RAIN
From the name of a region in France which means "kingdom of Lothair". Lothair was a Frankish king, the great-grandson of Charlemagne, whose realm was in the part of France that is now called Lorraine, or in German Lothringen (from Latin Lothari regnum). This name may also serve as a combination of LAURA and ANNE.
Variants: -nationality / Nicknames: Lori, Lorrie, Lora.