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What does Lorena mean?

Lorena Pronunciation of Lorena [lore-na] as a girls' name is pronounced lor-EEN-ah, lor-AY-nah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Lorena is "laurel". Variant of Laura or Lora. Also form of Lauren.

ASSOCIATED WITH laurel (tree)


VARIANTS Loreen, Loreene, Lorene, Lorenia, Lorenna, Lorraine, Lorrina

RELATIONS VIA LAURA, LORA Laranca, Larea, Laurana, Lauren, Laurena, Laurene, Laurina, Lora, Lorah, Loranna, Loreanna, Loree, Loren, Lorenza, Loretta, Lorette, Lorey, Lori, Lorie, Lorinda, Lorine, Lorita, Lorna, Lorra, Lorrae, Lorree, Lorretta, Lorri, Lorrie, Lorry, Lory, Lowra

(female) Lerena, Lirena, ..

(male) Lorean, Loreny, ..

Lorena Tamia (L.T.), ..

How popular is Lorena?

Lorena is a very popular first name for females (#466 out of 4276, Top 11%) and a slightly less popular surname for all people (#113519 out of 150436, Top 75%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Lorena reached its apex rank of #269 in the U.S. in the 1890s, and is at #1265 presently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lorena name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lorena outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Laura (#322 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Lauren (#119), Laurena, Laurene, Lora, Loree, Loreen, Loren (#1891), Lorene, Lorenza, Loretta (#1160), Lorette, Lori (#1608), Lorie, Lorinda, Lorine, Lorita, Lorna, Lorraine (#1723), Lorretta, Lorri, Lorrie, Lorry and Lory are the prominent related forms of Lorena (#1265). Adoption of these forms of Lorena was at its peak 6 decades ago (USAGE OF 3.1%) and is now significantly lower (USAGE 0.3%, 92%), with forms like Lorena becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lorena, Laura, Lauren, Laurena, Laurene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lora, Loree, Loreen, Loren, Lorene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lorenza, Loretta, Lorette, Lori, Lorie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lorinda, Lorine, Lorita, Lorna, Lorraine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lorretta, Lorri, Lorrie, Lorry, Lory in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Laura, Lauren, Lorna outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lorena is pronounced similarly to Lareina, Larena, Larina, Larreina, Loraina, Loriana and Lorraina. Other suggested similar names are Arena, Carena, Cerena, Colena, Corina, Corona, Correna, Coryna, Cyrena, Doreina (see Dora), Dorene, Dorina, Drena, Eirena, Erena, Jolena, Jordena, Jorene, Karena, Kerena, Koreena, Koren, Korena, Korina, L'Wren, Laraene, Lareine, Larren, Laryn, Lavena, Leena, Lena, Lizena, Loela, Loirane (see Loire), Loleta, Lorain, Loraine, Lorenn, Loreta, Lorian, Loriann, Lorin, Lorrin, Lorryn, Lorrynn (see Lauren), Loverna, Lowrenn (see Lauren), Lowrynn (see Lauren), Lucena, Luvena, Morena, Morene, Morna, Morwena, Norina, Norna, Rosena, Rowena, Sarena, Serena, Tarena, Trena, Tyrena, Urena, Varena, Verena and Zorina. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lorena.

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