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Russian

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The name Lara is of Latin origins. It might also have been derived from the name Laura, a Latin name, so the meaning of Lara is ‘a laurel leaf’. According to Roman Mythology, Lara was a beautiful naiad nymph who was known for her beauty. However, she was also known as a gossip and for not being able to keep secrets. She reveals Jupiter’s affair with another nymph, to his wife. When Jupiter found out about this, he ordered her to be taken to the underworld. She is the mother of Lares, who were guardian deities in Roman mythology and looked after the households and protected the houses and fields. The name Lara also comes from the Greek and Russian name Larissa. In Greek mythology, Larissa had an affair with Poseidon and thus had three sons, who later became the rulers of different regions of Greece. Lara is also the name of one of Venezuela’s states as well as a region of Greece. An acropolis in the city of Agros is known as Larissa Hill.

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Russian

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The name Lida is derived from Russian origin, meaning ‘loved by the people’. It comes from the names Lidia or Lidiya and is a shortened form of Alida in Scandinavia. The name is a short form of Ludmila which means the same. The meaning of Lida therefore refers to a person that receives affectionate and appreciation from the people around them. The name could also mean ‘person from lydia’, when Lydia was a city in Asia which is the present day Turkey. This city was named Lydia by King Lydos. Turkey is well known for its culture and a way to experience new and enriching activities. The name Lida is also seen in Christianity and is the name of a woman whose religion was converted by Saint Paul in the 'New Testament'. This name famously belonged to the Princess Lida of Thurn and Taxis who was a millionaire socialite and the wife of the Prince Victor of Thurn and Taxis. She appeared in the pages of 'The New York Times' for a while. Lidiyah, Lydia, Lidia and Lidiya are also variations of this name.

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Russian

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Liliya is a name that describes the lily flower and is derived from the Russian word. The meaning of Liliya is also 'purity' and 'fertility'. This flower denotes the sweet nature of innocence and naivety. It is associated with renewal or rebirth due to its freshness of life. It is also derived from other forms of the word like Lilia or Liliana. Lily is known to be a flower that is popular for its visual and sensory impact on people. It generally denotes meanings of freshness, newness and joy. The lily flower comes in many colors such as white, yellow, pink, red, and orange. This flower can also denote multiple other messages such as gratitude, admiration, passion and friendship. It is usually used to send positive messages to the people that are close to you. Variations of this name are Lily, Liliana or Lilia.

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Russian

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This name is of Russian origin and the meaning of Liubov is ‘love’. It comes from the slavic basic word, ‘l'ub’. This word is derived from the slavic element ‘lyuby' which also means the same. Therefore, the name Liubov refers to an intense feeling of affection that one feels for family, friends, and closed ones. It is a feeling of gentleness or fondness. The name was famously known to be that of a Belarusian individual rhythmic gymnast named Liubov Charkashyna. She was famous for being an all around bronze medalist in the 2012 Olympics. There are also many other variations of this name such as Lyubov and Lubov.

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