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Name Lorelai

Origin:From Old High German words for ambush, lure and cliff, schistous cliffTools:

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Languages of use:English
US 2015 rank:#651     ... 649:Kori, 650:Montserrat, 651:Lorelai, 652:Adele, 653:Elyse ...     Full US 2015 list
Similarly written:Lorelei, Loreley, Lorella, Lorena     Details
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About Loreley, the group of names with the same origin as Lorelai

Language of origin:Old High German
Info about origin:originally the name of a schistous cliff standing out of the river Rhine near St.Goarshausen in Germany
 the poet Clemens Brentano created 1801 Lore Lay as a siren sitting on this cliff luring sailors to ther deaths by singing
 the meaning of the name is not known for sure, maybe ambush + cliff
Words:lure = the ambush, the lure  Old High German
 lei = the cliff, the schistous cliff  Old High German
Topics:Geographic name
Variants' top ranks:448:Lorelei USA 2015,  651:Lorelai USA 2015
Name variants:Lorelai, Lorelei, Loreley   Sortable list   Details

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USA yearlyGraph2015 6512014 821,  2013 797,  2012 736,  2011 798,  2010 747,  2009 777,  2008 890,  2007 868,  2006 991