If your name is Laura, you are a natural problem-solver. You are always able to see all sides of any situation and bring wisdom and tact to finding the right answer. You are also creative in your approach to any problem or challenge, making you a true force to be reckoned with. These skills combine in your to create a personality filled with ideas and ambition, and great potential for financial and business success. And don’t be fooled . . . your ideas are not just everyday, run-of-the-mill, little ideas. These are grand, original, and progressive ideas—the kind that change the world.
Of course, with all of this, there is no doubt in your mind that you will succeed, and rightfully so. You are not about to let anybody or anything stand in your way, and you have big time confidence and enthusiasm for getting things done. Nothing buoys your spirit or spurs you on quite like seeing progress. Just be sure not to let frustration and impatience get the better of you. When you feel them taking hold, it’s the best time for you to remember to be good to yourself. Take a break . . . take care of you . . . you’ll come back refreshed and reenergized and ready to take on the world!
The name Laura is the girls’ form of the name Laurus, which itself is a Late Latin name meaning “laurel.” The leaves of laurel trees were used to create the garlands placed on the heads of victors, so the name was associated with favor and victory. Laura was the name of a Spanish saint in the 9th century and was used by 14th century Italian poet Petrarch in his poems.
Laura has been in popular American usage since the government first started tracking the popularity of names in 1880. Even back then, it was in the Top 50 of most popular girls’ names in the United States. Laura has been in the Top 100 for over one hundred years, with the peak in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, when it was in the Top 25. Its ultimate high ranking was at #10 in 1969.
There are numerous famous Lauras, including some well-known actresses Laura Prepon of “That 70s Show” fame, Laura San Giacomo of “Just Shoot Me”, Laura Dern, Laura Linney, and Laura Elana Harring. One of the most famous actresses named Laura doesn’t go by Laura anymore: Laura Jeanne “Reese” Witherspoon. Other famous Lauras include singer Laura Branigan, radio personality “Dr. Laura” Schlessinger, golfer Laura Davies, former U.S. First Lady Laura Bush, and author of the “Little House” series Laura Ingalls Wilder.