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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Lorelai

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International Interest
  1. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Lorelai

Lorelai Gilmore is a former:, inn, entrepreneurship, hotel manager, and maid.


How popular is the baby name Lorelai in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
2001 20 20 0
2002 68 68 0
2003 87 87 0
2004 99 99 0
2005 187 187 0
2006 262 262 0
2007 321 321 0
2008 312 312 0
2009 363 363 0
2010 371 371 0
2011 340 340 0
2012 377 377 0
2013 337 337 0
2014 338 338 0
2015 438 438 0
2016 477 477 0
2017 563 563 0

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International Interest for Lorelai

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Lorelai as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Lorelai

  • How Popular is the name Lorelai? Lorelai is the 3,805th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Lorelai have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,960 babies born with the first name Lorelai in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lorelai to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lorelai? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2001 when it was given as a first name to 20 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Lorelai born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lorelai was in 2017 with a total of 563 babies.
  • Random Lorelai Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lorelai is not a popular baby girl's name in Alabama. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Lorelai: Your name in reverse order is Ialerol. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Llioera. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Lorelai born Aug 4, 1957

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern England approximately on 1200. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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