Spelling variation of Lorelei, German
"alluring, temptress"

Lorelai Origin and Meaning

The name Lorelai is a girl's name meaning "alluring, temptress".

Lorelai is the spelling used for the character played by Lauren Graham on The Gilmore Girls, as well as her daughter, who preferred the nickname Rory. The television show reintroduced this name to a new generation, but the Lorelai spelling could be confusing -- is it lor-ah-LAY? -- to those unacquainted with the Gilmores.

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Famous People Named Lorelai

  • Lorelai Praise DiMarcodaughter of singer Kristene DiMarco

Lorelai in Pop Culture

  • Lorelai Victoria Gilmoremother on TV's "Gilmore Girls"
  • Lorelai Leigh "Rory" Gilmoredaughter on TV's "Gilmore Girls"
  • Lorelai "Trix" Gilmoregrandmother and great,grandmother of main characters on TV's "Gilmore Girls"
  • Lorelai Tan Gucharacter from movie "Kung Fu Magoo"
  • Lorelaicharacter in Suikoden video game series
  • Lorelaicharacter in manga/anime "Mazinger"
  • "Lorelai" 2011 song by Fleet Foxes

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