Gender Feminine & Masculine
Pronounced Pron. lo-REH-to  [key·IPA]

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. In Spain it is a feminine name, from the Marian title Nuestra Señora de Loreto, while in Italy it is mostly masculine.

Related Names

Feminine FormsLoreta, Loretta(Italian)
Other Languages & CulturesLoretta, Laurinda, Lori, Lorie, Lorinda, Lorri, Lorrie(English) Lorette(French)


People think this name is

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Name Days

Italy: December 10
Spain: December 10


Entry updated April 5, 2022