First name origins & meanings:
- Latin: Laurel leaves; honor; fame; spirit
- Old German: Where Lothar dwells
First name variations: Lorry, Lorrie, Loretta, Lorne, Lorna, Lori, Lorraine, Laure, Lora, Lori, Lorna, Laurie, Lorry, Laurel, Lauren, Lauryn, Lorin, Laurin, Laurien, Loryn, Laureen, Lauranne, Laurena, Lauretta, Laurette, Lorina, Lorene, Lauriette, Loretta, Lorita, Lorenza, Lor, Laura
Last name origins & meanings:
- French: habitational name from Lorette in the Loire, whose name
is cognate with that of Loreto in Italy.
- French: from a French
form of Italian Loreto, either a metronymic from the female
personal name or the surname probably alludes to the Italian place
name, possibly denoting someone who had been on a pilgrimage to
- French and English: from a pet form of
Laura, a feminine form of Lawrence.
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