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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 Leonid is derived from Old German origin, meaning ‘lion strength’. It comes from the name Leonidas, which is the slavic version of the name, derived from the greek word, λέων (leon) and ἴδης (ides). The meaning of Leonidas is ‘son of lion’. Lions are majestic creatures, mainly known for being brave, courageous and for being the most powerful of all animals. These lions are represented as being strong or fierce. It represents being in authority or power and having enough influence over others to gain material wealth and influence. They therefore embrace a status of royalty and are seen to bask in the spotlight at all times. The name hence denotes individuals that take on such qualities of a lion. The name is famously known to be that of a Spartan King who died in the 5th century for defending his land from the Persians. Presently, the name was seen in 'America's Got Talent', where Leonid the Magnificent came to the show as a performance artist. Leon and Leonidas are also variations of this name.

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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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The name Liev in Russian means ‘lion’. It is the variant of the Latin name 'Leo'. The meaning of Liev denotes individuals taking on the qualities off a lion. Lions are majestic creatures, mainly known for being brave, courageous and for being the most powerful of all animals. These lions are represented as being strong or fierce. It represents being in authority or power and having enough influence over others to gain material wealth and influence. They therefore embrace a status of royalty and are seen to bask in the spotlight at all times.This name also has Yiddish origins where it means 'heart'. Heart denotes emotions and refers to someone with ability to feel and understand emotions of themselves and others. It is famously known to be the name of an actor from the 'X-men Series' who is called Liev Schreiber. There are many other versions of this name such as Leo and Lee.

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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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