Other Origin(s):Roman
Meaning:Protection, citadel; Cheerful
Lara is a girl's name with Latin, Greek, and Russian roots, meaning "protection." It stems from the word "lares" and refers to the individual gods of Roman households, who were the protectors of homes and fields. It is a diminutive of Larissa, which is Greek for "woman of the citadel." Regardless of its origins, Lara is certainly a fitting choice for baby, who you will no doubt vow to protect and cherish as they flourish in the world! No doubt baby Lara will always know she has a protective and loving fortress to return home to throughout life!
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