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Name Lorelei

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

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Languages of use:German, English
US 2014 rank:#479     ... 477:Crystal, 478:Michaela, 479:Lorelei, 480:Guadalupe, 481:Madilynn ...     Full US 2014 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:479:Lorelei USA 2014,  736:Lorelai USA 2012
Name variants:Lorelai, Lorelei, Loreley   Sortable list   Details

Popularity lists that contain the name Lorelei

USA yearlyGraph2014 4792013 501,  2012 531,  2011 499,  2010 531,  2009 597,  2008 681,  2007 682,  2006 738,  2005 806,  2004 965