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Meaning & History

From the name of a town in Italy, originally called Lauretum in Latin, meaning "laurel grove". Supposedly in the 13th century the house of the Virgin Mary was miraculously carried by angels from Nazareth to the town.
VariantsLoreta, Loretta, Lorita Italian

Categories

flowers, nature, place names, towns, trees
Entry updated October 20, 2016   Contribute