About LoreleiGo back to names list
Lorelei is a feminine name which has an interesting origin. It comes from Germanic origin, from an Old German myth about a young woman who waited for her lover on a rock in the river Rhine. He didn’t ever come and so he jumped to her death. There is an actual rock in the river named after her, and it is on this rock that the legend is based. Its spread in English speaking countries may be due to its use in the hit American TV show Gilmore Girls.
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