Over the past 110 years, 751 174 girls and 602 boys have been named Laura. The name Laura ranks 26th in the United States among the most common names for girls. For the first time more than ten times newborns were named Laura in 1910. The peak of popularity of the name Laura came in the 1960s and 1980s. You can see absolute numbers and relative numbers on the chart. Indicators per 100K more accurately assess the popularity of the name.