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Name Lorelei

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

Gender: female

Languages of use: German, English

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Lorelei is a member of the name group Loreley:

Language of origin: Old High German


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


lure = the ambush, the lure  Old High German

lei = the cliff, the schistous cliff  Old High German

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