Laura vs Heidi - What's the difference?

laura | heidi |

As a noun laura

is (historical|roman catholic church) a number of hermitages or cells in the same neighborhood occupied by anchorites who were under the same superior.

As a proper noun heidi is




(wikipedia Laura)

Alternative forms

* Lora (rare)

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
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  • * ~1591 William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet : Act II, Scene IV:
  • Now is he for the numbers that Petrarch flowed in; Laura to his lady was but a kitchen-wench; marry, she had a better love to be-rime her;
  • * 1960 Peter S. Beagle: A Fine And Private Place . Random House Publishing, 1982:The Fantasy Worlds of Peter Beagle. ISBN 0345300815 page 258:
  • Laura was saying something. A mellifluous name, he thought. I wish she were far away, so I could call her.

    Usage notes

    * Also used as a feminine equivalent of Laurence.


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    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
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  • * 1983 , The Little Drummer Girl , Pan Books, ISBN 0330282565, page 142:
  • "Heidi'?" Kurtz echoed. "'''''Heidi'''''? That's a damned odd name for an English elder sister, isn't it?" "Not for '''Heidi''', it isn't," she replied buoyantly, and scored an immediate laugh from the kids beyond the lighting. '''Heidi''' because her parents went to Switzerland for their honeymoon, she explained; and Switzerland was where ' Heidi was conceived. "Among the edelweiss," she added, with a sigh.
  • *{{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=April 19 , author=Josh Halliday , title=Free speech haven or lawless cesspool – can the internet be civilised? , work=the Guardian citation , page= , passage=But the purported rise in violent videos online has led some MPs to campaign for courts to have more power to remove or block material on YouTube. The Labour MP Heidi Alexander said she was appalled after a constituent was robbed at knifepoint, and the attackers could be found brandishing weapons and rapping about gang violence online.}} ----