Loralei is a beautiful name with a rich sound. It comes from the ancient Germanic name Loreley, though the meaning is not specific. Loralei is only a top 5,000 option in America, falling behind the original spelling, Lorelei.

Meaning of the name Loralei:

German: unknown, luring rock

Origin of the name Loralei:

Loralei is a spelling variation of the original, Lorelei. Lorelei comes from the ancient Germanic name Loreley, which comes from the title of a cliff near the Rhine River. The meaning of Loreley is not specific, but it could come from the Germanic word “ley.”

Symbolism of the name Loralei:

The baby name Loralei has an uncertain meaning. Some believe that it means “luring rock,” however, because of the Germanic word “ley.” “Ley” directly translates to “rock.” According to Germanic legends, a woman named Lorelei, the original spelling of the name, sat on the cliff and lured sailors in with a song.

Style of the name Loralei:


Gender of the name Loralei:

Loralei is a natural name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Loralei:

lawr-e-LIE or LAWR-e-lie

Number of syllables in the name Loralei:


Emotion evoked from the name Loralei:

Loralei is formal and unique. It is a complex and beautiful baby name.

Alternative spellings for the name Loralei:

  • Lorelei
  • Loreley
  • Lorilie
  • Lorilei
  • Loralie
  • Lorelie
  • Loralai
  • Lorelai 
  • Lorilai

Nicknames for the name Loralei:

  • Lora
  • Lor
  • Lorie 
  • Lory
  • Lei
  • Lele
  • Lolo

Popularity of the name Loralei:

Loralei is not a top 1,000 baby name in America, and it has no record on the Social Security Popularity Index. As of 2021, it is a top 5,000 name. More specifically, it is at rank 4,860 for girls.

Related names for the name Loralei:

Great middle names for Loralei and their meanings:

  • Blake (black, bright, shining)
  • Eloise (famous warrior)
  • Greer (watchful, guardian)
  • Meadow (field of grass, vegetation)
  • Waverly (meadow of quivering aspens)
  • Coral (marine invertebrate)
  • Penelope (weaver)
  • Seraphine (burning fire)

Famous people with the name Loralei:

There are no famous people with the baby name Loralei.

Loraleis in popular culture:

  • Loralei (character from “Amelia's 25th”)