Lorelai: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Lorelai

Lorelai

Pronunciation: LOH-rə-liy (key)

Origin of the name Lorelei:

Derived from Lurlei, the name of the rock "ambush cliff," which is derived from the Middle High German luren (to watch) and lei (a cliff, a rock). The name was altered to Lorelei by Clemens Brentano, a German poet. In Germanic legend, Lorelei was a beautiful siren who sat upon a rock in the Rhine River and lured sailors to shipwreck and death.

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Rory, Lola, Lori, Lora, Lorel, Lore, Lee-Lee, Ellie, Relai, Loren, LaiLai, LyLy

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Lorelai Victoria Gilmore and Lorelai (Rory) Leigh Gilmore - mother and daughter characters on "Gilmore Girls".

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