Laura is the feminine form of the Late Latin name Laurus, which meant "laurel". This name was favourable, because in ancient Rome the leaves of laurel trees were used to create victors' garlands.
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (First appearance)
Notes and references
- ↑ World Exclusive Interview with J K Rowling," South West News Service, 8 July 2000
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 12 (The Triwizard Tournament)