Lurlene Name Meaning & Origin
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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20th century invention created from a combination of the once popular name elements Laur- + -lene.
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Lurlene McDaniel, American author of young adult books.
Lurleen Wallace, Alabama's first, and to date, only female governor.
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Lurleen Lumpkin, minor character on the Simpson's TV show.