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Lorelei - a form of the name Lore meaning "siren".
-- xintime  5/21/2005
Lore the English word is pronounced LOR, and likely has no connection to the German name of different pronunciation.
-- VictoriaCalledTori  6/18/2007
Lore also is a noun in the English language that is similar to "legend", as in "folklore"
-- VictoriaCalledTori  6/18/2007
Folklore comes to mind...
-- ThatMazerunnerfan  9/4/2014
Lore is not a diminutive, but rather, it is a (contracted) short form of Eleonore. If it were a diminutive, then a German diminutive suffix would have been part of the name, such as -chen (Lorechen, Lorchen) and -lein (Lorelein). See also:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_diminutives_by_language#German (in English) [noted -ed]

With that said, Lore is also in use in Belgium (particularly in the Flanders region) and the Netherlands, where it is also a short form of Eleonora and Eleonore. The name is currently common in Belgium, but it is rare in the Netherlands. It is (very) slowly gaining in popularity there though, as it fits perfectly in the current Dutch naming trend of ultra-short names.

And finally, Lore is pronounced the same in Dutch as it is in German.

- http://www.meertens.knaw.nl/nvb/naam/is/Lore (in Dutch; shows the prevalence of the name in the Netherlands)
- http://www.names.be/meisjesnamen.html?met=Lore&sort=beldesc (in Dutch; shows the prevalence of the name in Belgium)
- https://be.linkedin.com/pub/dir/Lore/+/be-0-Belgi%C3%AB (lists only bearers living in Belgium)
- https://nl.linkedin.com/pub/dir/Lore/+/nl-0-Nederland (lists only bearers living in the Netherlands).
-- Lucille  12/11/2016

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