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Gender: Female Meaning of Lori: "bay laurel" Origin of Lori: English spelling variation of Laurie; diminutive of Laura

The name Lori is a girl's name of English origin meaning "bay laurel". Lori and is often added to lists like Coolated Girls' Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

Sixties babysitter.

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Famous People Named Lori

Lori Beth Denberg, American comedienne
Lori Anne Loughlin, American actress
Lori McNeil, American tennis player
Lori Singer, American actress
Lori Balmer, Australian pop singer
Lori Fullington aka Peaches, American pro wrestler
Lori Black, American musician formerly of The Melvins, daughter of actress/diplomat Shirley Temple Black
Lori Lynn Lively, American actress
Lori Petty, American actress
Lori Foster, American romance novelist
Lori Dungey, New Zealand actress
Lori Cardille, American actress
Lori Helene Berenson, American revolutionary and activist
Lori Christine Chalupny, American soccer player

Pop Culture References for the name Lori

Lori Grimes, character on TV's "The Walking Dead"
Lori Collins, character in the movie "Ted"
Lori Lemaris, mermaid in DC Comics
Lori Zechlin aka Black Alice, character in DC Comics
Lori, character in anime "Zatch Bell!"
Lori Loud, a character in the Nickelodeon cartoon "The Loud House"

Lorrie, Loree, Laurie, Lorri, Lauri


paulapuddephatt Says:


Sweet name, and could be a nickname for various longer names, really like it

Hazel Says:


You're right, not a bad name at all. We're naming our baby girl Lorelei knowing that her nickname will probably end up being Lori. We don't have a problem with that.

laurenindc Says:


I'm a Lauren (born well after the 1960s) who goes by Lori as a nickname/short form, and I think it's a perfectly pretty-sounding name with a legitimate history, so it deserves a better description than "sixties babysitter." Just as Laurie, it most likely originated as a nickname for one or more of the many Laur-/Lor- names: Lauren, Laura, Laurel, Lorraine, Loretta... There are far uglier or even made-up names or nicknames that eventually have become names in their own right that Nameberry seems to be kinder to, and I can't understand the discrimination!