US Popularity:971
Meaning:relating to a rocky cliff on the Rhine river
Lorelei, a German girl's name, was originally used to refer to a rocky cliff on the river Rhine. According to legend, a maiden named Lorelei would sit on this outcropping and sing, luring fishermen to their deaths in the treacherous pass. Today, though, this name is less threatening and is more commonly associated with the iconic TV mom-and-daughter duo Lorelai and Rory on Gilmore Girls, alongside their penchant for coffee and talking very fast_._

Lorelei Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Lorelei is currently #681 on The Bump
Girl:Lorelei is currently #496 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Lorelei is currently #971 in U.S. births
Girl:Lorelei is currently #485 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 43
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 207

  • Behind the Name, Lorelai, January 2022

  • Online Etmology Dictionary, Lorelei, October 2017

  • WordSense, lorelei

  • Britannica, Lorelei, July 2023

  • WordSense, lauern

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