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 #292 on The Bump Girl Names
Overall:Lorelei is currently #884 in U.S. births
Girl:Lorelei is currently #332 in U.S. births
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100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 207
Behind the Name, Lorelai, January 2022
Online Etmology Dictionary, Lorelei, October 2017
Britannica, Lorelei, July 2023
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