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

Lori Origin and Meaning

The name Lori is a girl's name of English origin meaning "bay laurel".

Sixties babysitter.

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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!