Laura vs Susie - What's the difference?

laura | susie |

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 susie is

a diminutive of susan and of related female given names.



(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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    Alternative forms

    * Susy * Suzie * Suzy

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • A diminutive of Susan and of related female given names.
  • *1988 Margaret Atwood: Cat's Eye : page 295:
  • *:Susie has yellow hair, - - - . She has a little breathless voice and a startled little laugh; even her name is like a powder puff.