Name: Loreto

Origin and Meaning of the Name Loreto

  • Meaning:
    Uncertain, perhaps "laurels"
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (lor ET oh)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Loreto)
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Miscellaneous Info for Loreto

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Loreto is the name of an important Marian shrine in Italy, and is used as a first name in many English-speaking countries. Legend has it that the Virgin Mary's house in Nazareth was mystically transported to Italy in the Middle Ages; it alighted in Loreto, where a church was built around it. The name itself may be derived from the Latin name "Laurentum," which itself derives from the word for laurel bush.

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