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What does Lori mean?

Lori \l(o)-ri\ as a girls' name is pronounced LORE-ee. It is of English and Latin origin, and the meaning of Lori is "laurel". Modern variant of Laurie and Lora; diminutive of Laura.


Lori has 12 variants: Loree, Loria, Lorian, Loriana, Loriann, Lorianne, Loriel, Lorilee, Lorilynn, Lorinda, Loris and Lorri.

For more on this name, see also the related girl name Lorraine.

Lori has 38 more alternative forms via Laura, Laurie, Lora: Larea, Lari, Laure, Laurel, Lauren, Lauri, Laurice, Laurie, Laurina, Laurine, Laurita, Lavra, Lawra, Lollie, Lolly, Lora, Lorah, Loranna, Loreen, Loren, Lorena, Lorene, Lorenna, Lorenza, Loretta, Lorette, Lorey, Lorie, Lorine, Lorita, Lorna, Lorra, Lorrae, Lorree, Lorrie, Lorry, Lory and Lowra.


Lori is a very popular first name for females (#78 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#40552 out of 150436, Top 27%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Lori for girls. Lori entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its peak rank of #16 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lori name in U.S.

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

Lauren (#94 in 2014), Laura (#318), Laurel (#817), Loriann, Lorie, Lorine, Lorraine, Lorrie, Lorri, Loretta, Lorna, Lorene, Laurine, Laurie, Lauri, Lollie, Lora, Lorena, Loren and Lorenza are the prominent varying forms of Lori ranked in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.5157%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.0843%, down 83.6%), with versions such as Laura, Lorena, Lorene, Laurie and Lora falling out of style. Lauren (#94) is the most chic girl name in this compilation. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Lori and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Laura, Laurel, Lauren, Lauri, Laurie, Laurine, Lollie, Lora, Loren, Lorena in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lorene, Lorenza, Loretta, Lori, Loriann, Lorie, Lorine, Lorna, Lorraine, Lorri in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lorrie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Lori is alike in pronunciation to Lara, Leora, Liora, Lira, Liri, Lura, Lyra and Lyria. Other suggested similar baby names are Cori, Dori, Jori, Kori, Lior, Loir, Loire, Loni, Lorin and Tori. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lori.