Lorelei

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13k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Lorelei

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  • A user from Colorado, United States says the name Lorelei is of German origin and means "Siren".
  • According to a user from United States, the name Lorelei is of German origin and means "Heartbreaker".

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  1. A Siren of German legend who lured boatmen in the Rhine to destruction
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  1. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Lorelei

Lorelei was born on March 2nd, 1981 in Upstate New York.

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She was most active from 2001 to present. Lorelei was given the name Lorelei Grace Linklater by her parent Richard Linklater on May 29th, 1994 in San Miguel de Allende.

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Lorelei King is an actor, television presenter, and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1981 to present. Lorelei was given the name Lorelei Elizabeth King on October 29th, 1953 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Lorelei was born in 1965.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1916 5 5 0
1920 5 5 0
1921 10 10 0
1922 6 6 0
1925 7 7 0
1926 16 16 0
1927 18 18 0
1928 56 56 0
1929 36 36 0
1930 27 27 0
1931 17 17 0
1932 17 17 0
1933 18 18 0
1934 19 19 0
1935 15 15 0
1936 11 11 0
1937 26 26 0
1938 121 121 0
1939 83 83 0
1940 58 58 0
1941 82 82 0
1942 79 79 0
1943 43 43 0
1944 38 38 0
1945 48 48 0
1946 44 44 0
1947 59 59 0
1948 67 67 0
1949 69 69 0
1950 81 81 0
1951 111 111 0
1952 114 114 0
1953 142 142 0
1954 176 176 0
1955 143 143 0
1956 137 137 0
1957 142 142 0
1958 114 114 0
1959 110 110 0
1960 115 115 0
1961 111 111 0
1962 109 109 0
1963 117 117 0
1964 97 97 0
1965 113 113 0
1966 102 102 0
1967 97 97 0
1968 73 73 0
1969 86 86 0
1970 75 75 0
1971 53 53 0
1972 52 52 0
1973 48 48 0
1974 62 62 0
1975 63 63 0
1976 71 71 0
1977 64 64 0
1978 77 77 0
1979 68 68 0
1980 53 53 0
1981 56 56 0
1982 54 54 0
1983 41 41 0
1984 44 44 0
1985 54 54 0
1986 41 41 0
1987 32 32 0
1988 23 23 0
1989 31 31 0
1990 41 41 0
1991 44 44 0
1992 40 40 0
1993 40 40 0
1994 30 30 0
1995 24 24 0
1996 39 39 0
1997 39 39 0
1998 34 34 0
1999 44 44 0
2000 63 63 0
2001 99 99 0
2002 202 202 0
2003 226 226 0
2004 248 248 0
2005 320 320 0
2006 378 378 0
2007 430 430 0
2008 446 446 0
2009 504 504 0
2010 547 547 0
2011 585 585 0
2012 572 572 0
2013 602 602 0
2014 654 654 0
2015 703 703 0
2016 715 715 0
2017 680 680 0

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Popularity of Lorelei as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Lorelei

  • How Popular is the name Lorelei? Lorelei is the 2,185th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Lorelei have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12,801 babies born with the first name Lorelei in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lorelei to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lorelei? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Lorelei first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lorelei is Tuesday, September 27th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Lorelei born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lorelei was in 2016 with a total of 715 babies.
  • Random Lorelei Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lorelei is not a popular baby girl's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, only 6 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Lorelei: Your name in reverse order is Ielerol. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oeillre. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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