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Loreley - Meaning of Loreley

What does Loreley mean?

Meaning of the name LoreleyLoreleiLorileiLoreliLurleneLurene

[ syll. lo-re-ley, lor-el-ey ] The baby girl name Loreley is pronounced as LaoREHL-iy †. Loreley's language of origin is Germanic. It is predominantly used in English and German. The name Loreley means 'luring cliff'. It is derived from lure which means 'lure, ambush' ; lei 'cliff, rock'. The first name is from a place name Loreley, a rock on the eastern bank of the Rhine river where the strong currents and rocks have caused many boats to capsize. The German author Clemens Brentano created the character Lorelei in 1801 as a singing siren on the cliff who lures boatmen to their deaths; the character later appeared in various German folklore.

Variation transcriptions of Loreley include Lurene (English) and Lurlene (English).

The spelling variants Lorelei (English and German), Loreli (English), and Lorilei (English and German) are other forms of the name.

See also the related categories, strong (strength), river, folklore, and german.

Loreley is an uncommon baby girl name. It is listed outside of the top 1000. In 2017, among the family of girl names directly related to Loreley, Lorelei was the most popular.

Baby names that sound like Loreley include Laurelee, Lauralee, Laurelei, Lauriel, Lerolah, Loralie, Lorelei, Loreli, Lorielle, Lorilei, Laurel, Laurelle, Lorelle, Loriel, and Lowrelle.

† approx pronunciation for Loreley: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"


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