Lara (name)

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Lara can be a given name or a surname in several languages.


Cultural origins[edit]

The Spanish surname Lara is derived from Lara de los Infantes, in the Burgos province of Spain, and in some cases retains the original form, de Lara (of Lara),[1] there are also Lara surnames in France and Romania

People with the surname[edit]

Given name[edit]

Word/name Greek, Russian
Other names
Related names Larisa, Larissa

Cultural origins[edit]

People with the given name[edit]

Fictional entities with the name[edit]

Mythological entities with the name[edit]

  • Lara (mythology), in Greek mythology, Lara is a Naiad nymph and daughter of the river Almo in Ovid's poem Fasti
  • Lara, in ancient Egyptian mythology, means sun ray, coming from Ra, the god of sun.


  1. ^ "Lara Family History". 

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