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Name Lorelei

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

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About the name Lorelei in particular

Gender:female
Languages of use:German, English
US 2012 rank:#531     ... 531:Aryanna, 532:Kenya, 533:Lorelei, 534:Selah, 535:Kaliyah ...     Full US 2012 list
Similarly written:Lorelai, Loreley, Loreen, Lorella, Lorene     Details
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About Loreley, the group of names with the same origin as Lorelei

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:499:Lorelei USA 2011,  736:Lorelai USA 2012
Name variants:Lorelai, Lorelei, Loreley   Sortable list   Details
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USA yearly2012 531,  2011 4992010 531,  2009 597