Chris vs Laura - What's the difference?

chris | laura |

As a proper noun chris

is a diminutive of the male given names christopher and, less commonly, of christian.

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.



Proper noun

  • A diminutive of the male given names Christopher and, less commonly, of Christian.
  • A diminutive of the female name Christina and of its variant forms.
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    (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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