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Lorelai is a refined name that instantly attracts attention. In popular culture, Lorelai is the famous first name of the mother, daughter, and grandmother on the hit series Gilmore Girls. Lorelai is also the titular character in the final installment of the Devil Came Through Here video game trilogy. Keeping reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Lorelai:

German, Celtic: rock, allure, siren

Origin of the name Lorelai:

Lorelai is a variant of the German name Loreley. The element ley descends from the Old German (meaning “rock” in Old Celtic), and the root lureln is German for “murmuring” or “lurking.” Lorelai's commonly accepted meanings include rock, allure, or siren (in reference to the mythological temptress who lives behind Loreley to lure ships with her song).

Baby name Lorelai

Symbolism of the name Lorelai:

In German mythology, Lorelai is the beautiful siren who can lure visitors with her song. The symbol for Lorelai is the mermaid.

Style of the name Lorelai:

Classic

Gender of the name Lorelai:

Lorelai is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Lorelai:

LAWR-eh-lie

Number of syllables in the name Lorelai:

Three

Emotion evoked from the name Lorelai:

The name Lorelai evokes feelings of class and feminine beauty.

Alternative spellings for the name Lorelai:

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Popularity of the name Lorelai:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Lorelai was the 525th most popular baby girl name in 2020. Lorelai entered the top 1,000 baby girl names in 2006 and has remained on the list ever since.

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Famous people with the name Lorelai:

  • Lorelai Praise DiMarco (daughter of singer Kristene DiMarco)
  • Lorelai Hibbard (actress)

Lorelais in popular culture:

  • Lorelai Leigh “Rory” Gilmore (daughter on Gilmore Girls)
  • Lorelai Victoria Gilmore (mother on Gilmore Girls)
  • Lorelai “Trix” Gilmore (grandmother and matriarch on Gilmore Girls)
  • Lorelai Tan Gu (character in the movie Kung Fu Magoo)