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Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 7 Views | 🔊 12 Pronunciations
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Gender: Female

Origin: German

Meaning: Luring Cliff, Siren

Pronunciation: LAWR-uh-lie, /ˈlɔːrəlaɪ/, L AO R IH L AY

Popularity Rank: #33,538

On this page:

  • 1. Lorelei Meaning
  • 2. Lorelei Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Lorelei
  • 4. Translations of Lorelei
  • 5. Lorelei Name Popularity
  • 6. Lorelei popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Lorelei
  • 8. Lorelei Name Poster
  • 9. Names similar to Lorelei

Lorelei Meaning

The name Lorelei is derived from German folklore, where Lorelei was a beautiful siren who lured sailors to their death with her enchanting voice. The name is associated with beauty and allure.

Lorelei also means "Luring Cliff, Siren, Lure to the Rocks, Beautiful siren from German folklore".

Lorelei is commonly found in United States of America, France, Canada, and 36 more countries.

Lorelei Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: LAWR-uh-lie

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /ˈlɔːrəlaɪ/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: L AO R IH L AY

L: Pronounce as in "let" (L EH T)

AO: Pronounce as in "thought" (TH AO T)

R: Pronounce as in "red" (R EH D)

IH: Pronounce as in "sit" (S IH T)

L: Pronounce as in "let" (L EH T)

AY: Pronounce as in "say" (S EY)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Translations of Lorelei

Lorelei Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Lorelei is recorded 1,032 times globally, ranking it as the 33,538th most common name worldwide.

Lorelei is most prevalent in United States of America, with 369 occurrences, making it the 6,336th most popular name in the country.

In France, the name Lorelei is found among 1 in every 4450 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Lorelei Popularity by Country

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United States of America#6,3361 : 4,903
France#4,4271 : 4,450
Canada#5,1151 : 5,095
United Kingdom#12,4841 : 14,816
Mexico#14,6251 : 24,346
Italy#26,0011 : 39,418
Philippines#3,9801 : 11,036

List of countries the name Lorelei is rarely found

Lorelei popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Lorelei from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Lorelei

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