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The name of one of the title characters of the film "Yossi & Jagger". Yossi and Lior (who is nicknamed "Jagger" for his rock-star attractiveness) are two Israeli soldiers who are in love with each other, but have to endure fighting at the Israel-Lebanon border for causes that they don't really stand for. Sadly, this sweet love story ends in tragedy.
-- gaelruadh19  7/31/2005
Pronounced lee-or.
-- Miss Claire  7/29/2006
Pretty, sounds kind of feminine to me, the meaning is nice too.
-- Anonymous User  10/29/2006
I think Lior is a very warm and sweet name. Doesn't sound feminine to me at all.
-- karinaariella  11/26/2006
There used to be a girl in my English class named Lior. She used to live in Israel. I always liked her name, and I think the meaning makes it even better.
-- Elphaba  2/2/2007
Australian singer Lior.
-- Anonymous User  5/7/2007
Actually, in Hebrew this means "to light" (as in, "from darkness to light" or "I walked towards the light") rather than "my light". The Hebrew prefix "le" or "li" means "to". The Hebrew word "li" means "to me", and would not be used in this context. "My light" in Hebrew would be "Or sheli" or "Ori".
-- Luanna  7/3/2008
Lior actually does mean 'my light'. Li (lamed yod) means 'mine, my, I have', etc. Just lamed as a prefix means 'to'.
So 'to light' is incorrect, while 'my light' is correct.
-- K.G Valentina  8/25/2011
The literal translation of this name is "To me a light", but I think it would best be translated to "I have a light". It surely doesn't mean "My light", that would be Ori (also a name). [noted -ed]
-- tFighterPilot  3/15/2013
Unisex names are common and acceptable in Israel. The meaning of Lior is suitable for both genders. Liora, however, would be strictly feminine.

People in Western cultures, however, often feel uncomfortable with this concept and MUST associate names with a particular gender. In Germany and Argentina, for example, the naming laws prohibit names that don't specify a particular gender. In Israel, this unisex trend became common 20 or so years ago when people were pushing for gender equality. However, it is now becoming less common as people have realized that this leads to confusion.

Nevertheless, I think Lior is perfectly fine for a boy or a girl.
-- Tiger Lilly  6/18/2013

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