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Lori

First Name
342k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
505
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Lori mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Lori

"Lori" is a name of American origin, and it means "Laurel". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Lo"ri
Same as Lory.
Wiktionary

In some cases, a 20th century spelling variant of Laurie, from Laura. In other cases, a diminutive form of names such as Loretta and Lorraine.

  1. A female given name, popular in the US in the 1960s.

From Armenian Ô¼Õ¸Õ¼Õ« (Loá¹™i).

  1. a region (marz) of the Republic of Armenia

    Notable Persons Named Lori

    Lori Greiner is an inventor, entrepreneur, television personality, author, invention, entrepreneurship, and celebrity. Lori was born on December 9th, 1969 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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    Lori Petty is an actress, film director, and screenwriter. She has had major accomplishments since 1985. Lori was born on October 14th, 1963 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S.

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    Lori Loughlin is an actress and model. She has been prominent since 1971. Lori was given the name Lori Anne Loughlin on July 28th, 1964 in Queens.

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    Lori Singer is an actress and cellist. She was most prominent from 1982 to present. Lori was born on November 6th, 1957 in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA.

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    Lori was given the name Unknown in 1960. She left this life on December 24th, 2010.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Lori

    William Edward Lori is a christian bishop. He was most active from 2012 to present. William was born on May 6th, 1951.

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    Johann Georg von Lori was a lawyer. Johann was born on July 17th, 1723 in Steingaden. He passed away on March 23rd, 1787.

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    Matt Lori is a St. Joseph County Sheriff. Matt was born on November 18th, 1956 in Sturgis, Michigan.

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    Gino was born on January 3rd, 1956 in Parma.

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    Gianclaudio Lori is an athlete for the U.S. Ancona 1905.

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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
    1924 6 6 0
    1925 5 5 0
    1926 5 5 0
    1927 8 8 0
    1929 7 7 0
    1930 13 13 0
    1931 6 6 0
    1932 6 6 0
    1933 8 8 0
    1934 6 6 0
    1935 9 9 0
    1936 14 14 0
    1937 17 17 0
    1938 20 20 0
    1939 28 28 0
    1940 35 35 0
    1941 40 40 0
    1942 53 53 0
    1943 51 51 0
    1944 55 55 0
    1945 53 53 0
    1946 88 88 0
    1947 105 105 0
    1948 136 136 0
    1949 178 178 0
    1950 187 187 0
    1951 531 531 0
    1952 974 974 0
    1953 1,790 1,790 0
    1954 3,448 3,443 5
    1955 4,980 4,975 5 #89 girl name
    1956 7,153 7,139 14 #66 girl name
    1957 8,988 8,968 20 #45 girl name
    1958 13,058 13,033 25 #30 girl name
    1959 15,053 15,024 29 #27 girl name
    1960 18,731 18,684 47 #20 girl name
    1961 21,924 21,876 48 #14 girl name
    1962 22,436 22,387 49 #11 girl name
    1963 23,955 23,907 48 #8 girl name
    1964 18,661 18,623 38 #15 girl name
    1965 15,745 15,702 43 #19 girl name
    1966 14,717 14,673 44 #21 girl name
    1967 13,596 13,563 33 #24 girl name
    1968 13,149 13,126 23 #22 girl name
    1969 14,057 14,018 39 #20 girl name
    1970 13,485 13,445 40 #23 girl name
    1971 11,879 11,837 42 #25 girl name
    1972 9,464 9,436 28 #28 girl name
    1973 8,501 8,472 29 #28 girl name
    1974 7,993 7,963 30 #30 girl name
    1975 6,670 6,649 21 #39 girl name
    1976 5,871 5,847 24 #47 girl name
    1977 5,082 5,071 11 #57 girl name
    1978 4,652 4,630 22 #60 girl name
    1979 4,448 4,434 14 #69 girl name
    1980 4,102 4,087 15 #76 girl name
    1981 3,490 3,479 11 #91 girl name
    1982 2,989 2,980 9 #98 girl name
    1983 2,532 2,519 13
    1984 2,088 2,080 8
    1985 1,795 1,790 5
    1986 1,472 1,467 5
    1987 1,178 1,169 9
    1988 1,097 1,090 7
    1989 986 986 0
    1990 853 853 0
    1991 737 737 0
    1992 642 642 0
    1993 556 556 0
    1994 525 525 0
    1995 396 396 0
    1996 345 345 0
    1997 304 304 0
    1998 308 308 0
    1999 284 284 0
    2000 255 255 0
    2001 233 233 0
    2002 183 183 0
    2003 206 206 0
    2004 189 189 0
    2005 224 224 0
    2006 134 134 0
    2007 179 179 0
    2008 142 142 0
    2009 134 134 0
    2010 111 111 0
    2011 117 117 0
    2012 100 100 0
    2013 114 114 0
    2014 127 127 0
    2015 133 133 0
    2016 141 141 0

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    Popularity of Lori as a first name

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    Popularity of Lori as a last name

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    Common last names for Lori

    • Smith
    • Johnson
    • Miller
    • Jones
    • Anderson
    • Davis
    • Williams
    • Taylor
    • Brown
    • Thompson
    • Martin
    • Thomas
    • Clark
    • Myers
    • Adams

    Common first names for Lori

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Lori U.S.
      White 90.50% 64.26%
      African American 2.18% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.39% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 4.95% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Lori

    People with the last name Lori are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Lori

    • How Popular is the name Lori? Lori is the 202nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Lori was the 42,858th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Lori have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 341,531 babies born with the first name Lori in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lori to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lori? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1924 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
    • When was Lori first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lori is Wednesday, June 11th, 1884.
    • What year had the most people named Lori born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lori was in 1963 with a total of 23,907 babies. That's a lot of babies named Lori!
    • Random Lori Factoid: According to the 1970 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lori ranks 28th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 24 babies in Alaska have the same name as you in 1970.
    • Weird things about the name Lori: Your name in reverse order is Irol. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ilor. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Lori? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 505 people with the last name Lori.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lori? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Lori as their last name since less than 1 person in 588k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • Sources:
    • 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).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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