Lorena Name Meaning & Origin

Lorena

Pronunciation: loh-RAYN-ə (key)

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My name is Lorena and its pronounced lor-E-na but everyone always pronounces it loraina, which is not the way its spelled. Also its pronounced exactly the same way as the small town outside of Waco, Tx and although people pronounce the town properly they never pronounce my name properly.

Elanor, Elnora, Lenora and Lorena are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

The name was probably derived from the popular Civil War era song/poem "Lorena" about a broken engagement. Before this the usual form of the name was "Lenore", as encountered in Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven."

I once was dating a woman by this name. Her usual nickname was Lor, but she also used Rene as a nickname

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Nicknames for Lorena

Lo; Lore; Lori; Loren; Rena; Lorri; Lora; Lena; Ren; Rain; Lola, Raini

Meanings and history of the name Lorena

The only information I've found on it is that it is derived from the name Laurel meaning the plant used to make roman laurel crowns

Famous real-life people named Lorena

Lorena Herrera, actress
Lorena Ochoa, golfer

Lorena in song, story & screen

Lorena was a main character in the Nickelodeon show "The Brothers Garcia".
In "Gone with the Wind", Scarlett O'Hara named her daughter Ella Lorena Kennedy, after a popular song, "Lorena".
Lorena Wood Parker from the western book sires and film "Lonesome Dove."
Lorena Krasiki, a vampire from the series "Southern Vampire Mysteries" and the television adaptation "True Blood."
Lorena Costa, a character from the NBC teen sitcom, "California Dreams."

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