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What does Lorel mean?

Lorel Pronunciation of Lorel [lorel] as a name for girls is of Latin derivation, and the meaning of the name Lorel is "the bay, or laurel plant". Lorel is an alternate form of Laurel (Latin): nature name related to Laura.

Associated with: bay (tree).


Lorel has 5 variants: Laural, Laurell, Laurelle, Lauriel and Lorelle.

1 more relation via Laurel: Loralle.

Creative forms:
(female) Lairel, Lurel, ..

(male) Lole, Lore, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lorel Erika (L.E.), ..

How popular is Lorel?

Lorel is an unusual given name for women. Lorel is also an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Laurel (#772 last year) is the only prominent variation form of Lorel (outside Top 2000). Other variants, like Lauriel, are seldom used. This relation of Lorel was favored as a birth name during the years 1950-1959 and is somewhat less popular today. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Laurel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lorel and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lorel is pronounced similarly to Loriel and Lowrelle. Other recommended names are Aurel, Carel, Coel, Darel, Jonel, Karel, Lael, Larea, Laree, Laren, Lisel, Loela, Loire, Lonee, Lora, Lorah, Loree, Loreen, Lorelei, Loren, Lorena, Lorene, Lorenn, Loreta, Lorey, Lori, Loria, Lorie, Lorin, Loris, Lorna, Lorne, Lorra, Lorree, Lorren, Lorri, Lorry, Lory, Loryn, Love, Lovey, Merel, Noel, Nowel, Orel, Sonel, Sorel and Sorrel. These names tend to be more frequently used than Lorel.

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