Name: Lorelei

Origin and Meaning of the Name Lorelei

  • Meaning:
    Murmuring rock
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  • Pronunciation:
    (LOR eh lye)
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Miscellaneous Info for Lorelei

  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    In German mythology, the Lorelei is a rock on the Rhine river where a siren sits to lure mariners to their deaths. In Germanic mythology, Lorelei is also the name of the siren, a maiden who drowned herself and was reborn as a water sprite; however, because of the name's meaning, it is most probable that the maiden got her name from the rock, rather than the other way around.

    The story of the Lorelei gained fame outside Germany with the publishing of Heinrich Heine's poem, "Die Lorelei."

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