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Name Loreley

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

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About the name Loreley in particular

Languages of use:German, English
Topics:Asteroid 165 Loreley, diameter 155.17 km, period 7.226 years
Popularity:no rank in any popularity list in this database
Similarly written:Lorelei, Loreen, Lorelai, Lorella, Lorene     Details
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About Loreley, the group of names with the same origin as Loreley

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,  525:Lorelai USA 2020
Name variants:Lorelai, Lorelei, Loreley   Sortable list   Details