The meaning of the name Lorelei is Alluring Enchantress. The origin of the name Lorelei is German. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
Lorelei Lee, character in movie "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" played by Marilyn Monroe. Lorelai Gilmore, main character in the tv show "The Gilmore Girls."