What is the literal meaning of Alauda arvensis - skylark?

Alauda probably comes from the Latin root: laudo, which means; to praise or extoll. And it could even be related to the Italian word: laude, which means; a poem, hymn, or devotional song. Avensis is Latin and means, among other things: to carry away. This name was probably chosen as the scientific name for the skylark because the male bird flies very high, up to 100 meters (300 feet), before it sings its song, apparently, to the heavens.