This name means “Laurel, from the place of laurel trees, laurel branch, laurel wreath.” The Laurel tree was sacred to the god Apollo and is a symbol of wisdom and glory. The name Laura and its variants are derived from the “bay laurel plant,” which was used as a symbol of victory, honor, or fame in the Greco-Roman era. In British North America, Laura’s name was likely trendy for female newborns until its rapid decline starting in the late 19th-century. The name Laura was among the top 40 names for female newborns for much of the late 19th-century in the United States until it dropped off the chart in 1899 at #43. Saint Laura of Cordoba (Spanish: Santa Laura de Córdoba) († 864) was a Spanish Christian who lived in Muslim Spain during the 9th-century. The Blessed Laura Vicuña (1891–1904) is a Chilean holy figure canonized as blessed by the Roman Catholic Church. She is the patron of abuse victims. Saints Florus and Laurus are venerated as Christian martyrs of the 2nd-century. According to a Greek tale, they were twin brothers who worked as stonemasons.
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Numerological Values: #4
Order, practicality, sincerity and hard work are some of the character traits associated with this number. A number 4 person is disciplined, serious, honest and will work steadily to achieving his goal. Such a person can bring order to an otherwise chaotic situation.
Chakra Number: #4 Heart Chakra "Anahata"
Green is the main heart chakra color. It is the color of healing, balance, tranquility, and serenity. Green brings wholeness to our lives and it is the color most frequently found in nature. Learn more about this color and discover its meaning.
Color meaning: Green
The color green is the color of balance and harmony. From a color psychology perspective, it is the great balancer of the heart and the emotions, creating equilibrium between the head and the heart. From a meaning of colors perspective, green is also the color of growth, the color of spring, of renewal and rebirth. It renews and restores depleted energy. It is the sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, restoring us back to a sense of well being. This is why there is so much of this relaxing color on the earth, and why we need to keep it that way.