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What does Lori mean?

Lori [lori] 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.

Associated with: laurel (tree), modern.


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

Related girl name: Lorraine.

Lori has 27 more alternative forms via Laura, Laurie, Lora: Larea, Lari, Laure, Lauri, Laurie, Lavra, Lawra, Lollie, Lolly, Lora, Lorah, Loreen, Loren, Lorena, Lorene, Lorey, Lorie, Lorine, Lorita, Lorna, Lorra, Lorrae, Lorree, Lorrie, Lorry, Lory and Lowra.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Leri, Luri, ..

(male) Loli, Lore, ..

How popular is Lori?

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name history of Lori for girls. Lori entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its peak rank of #15 in the U.S. in the 1960s, and is currently at #1670. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Laura (#318 in recent rankings), Lorena (#1218), Lorraine (#1813), Lorinda, Lorine, Loris, Lorna, Lorry, Lory, Lorrie, Lorri, Lorie, Lorita, Loria, Lollie, Laurie, Lauri, Laure, Lora, Loree, Loriann, Lorene, Loren, Loreen and Lorianne are the prominent varying forms of Lori (#1670 in recent rankings) ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Lori were popular as baby names 54 years ago (usage of 3.4%) and have become significantly less conventional since (usage 0.1%, down 98%), with versions such as Lorri going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lori, Laura, Laure, Lauri, Laurie in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lorena, Lorene, Loria, Loriann, Lorianne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lorie, Lorinda, Lorine, Loris, Lorita in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names


Lori is alike in pronunciation to Lara, Larae, Laray, Laree, Larra, Leeora, Leora, Leorah, Liora, Lira, Liri, Lura, Lyra and Lyria. Other suggested similar names are Abri, Airi, Ari, Bri, Cari, Ceri, Ciri, Cori, Corri, Dari, Dori, Fiori, Flori, Geri, Glori, Gowri, Jeri, Jori, Kari, Keri, Kiri, Kori, Korri, Laci, Lali, Lark, Leni, Leoni, Lexi, Lili, Lior, Liorit, Lirit, Loir, Loire, Lois, Lola, Lona, Loni, Lonie, Lonni, Lorain, Lorel, Lorin, Lorne, Lorrin, Loryn, Lotie, Lotti, Lou, Love, Lyric, Lyris, Mari, Miri, Nari, Peri, Sari, Siri, Suri and Tori. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lori.