Loralei Name Meaning & Origin

Loralei

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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Loralye, Lorelai, Lorelei

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Loralei in song, story & screen

German Folk Song 'Die Lorelei'
George Gershwin 'The Lorelei'
Mercury Rev 'Black Forest' ('Lorelei')
Styx 'Lorelei' (love ballad any girl would want to be the subject of!! lol!!)
The Scorpions 'Lorelei'

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