Laura f. Withycombe s.n. Laura comments that the name is etymology of this name is obscure; it is likely related to Laurence, perhaps as a pet form of the feminine Laurencia. Because this identification is uncertain, Laura is generally treated as a distinct name.
The name of a 9th C Spanish saint and a 15th C Greek saint.
The name occurs in 14th C poetry as the name of the love of Petrarch, which contributed to its popularity in Renaissance Italy. Lowri and Lowry are distinctively Welsh forms.