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DeLorean - Name Game: Information for the Fictional Character Obsessed

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This sorta counts, because it is for a fictional character I am developing. I am looking for the meaning for the name DeLorean.

I know it is the name of the car used in back to the future, and the car is named after they guy who designed it. However, I can't seem to find what it means, and I figured you all are into name games like I am and maybe you can help me. If you can let me know...any help would be appreciated. Cheers!
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From:mochibuni
Date:February 14th, 2005 07:18 am (UTC)
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Hoorah! A person aside from...well...the other three of us...ahaha...

Unfortunately, I don't have any knowledge to the meaning behind DeLorean as of now, but I'll see what I can come up with. ^^
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From:missmarypotter
Date:February 14th, 2005 07:20 pm (UTC)
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glad to of post. I plan to visit often
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From:mochibuni
Date:February 15th, 2005 12:59 am (UTC)
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DeLorean

From this site: http://www.behindthename.com/
It deals with first names, but I looked anyway.

Lorean to Lorene

Lorene = version of Lora = German version of Laura

Laura: Feminine form of the Late Latin name Laurus, which meant "laurel". In ancient Rome the leaves of laurel trees were used to create victors' garlands. Saint Laura was a 9th-century Spanish martyr, a nun who was thrown into a vat of molten lead by the Moors. Another famous bearer was Laura Secord, a Canadian heroine during the War of 1812.

Laurus (http://www.herbsociety-stu.org/Mythology.htm): Bay Laurel - Laurus nobilis - One of the favorite myths pertaining to herbs. Apollo was teasing Cupid about his tiny arrows, and Cupid shot one of love into his heart. Daphne, a nymph was standing close watching the two gods and Cupid shot an arrow to repel into her heart. Apollo saw her and fell madly in love and thought he must have her for his own, she became frightened and started to run from him. He was too fast and started to capture her, she cried to her father the river god Peneus to please save her from Apollo, so her father, who loved her very much turned her into a Laurus nobilis tree. Apollo grabbed the tree and flung his arms around it crying, "My love, my love, I shall love you forever and evermore you shall be green. I will wear your leaves as a crown to remember you."

Laurel (http://www.wiu.edu/users/muvck/laurel.htm): In Greek and Roman times, laurel leaves were woven into a crown and given to outstanding citizens who performed a heroic action. Laurel leaves, also known as bay leaves, are infamous for their bitter, spicy taste found in many food dishes. Not only are bay leaves used for culinary purposes, but they also have medicinal and cosmetic value.

De = Dee

Dee: Short form of names beginning with D, or else taken from the name of the Dee River in Scotland.

Unfortunately, I can't find anything aside from car history with the name intact. ^^;
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From:caffeinatedjedi
Date:February 16th, 2005 08:21 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I ran into that problem too. After awhile I did manage to find a very small mention of his parents (on wikipedia, and also in...I think a newsgroup or ML post), and then I looked up Romanian names, and the only similar-sounding Romanian name I could find was 'Colpean' on a genealogy site.

His name was originally Delorean, not DeLorean, btw -- he changed it so it would look more Western European, rather than Eastern. Originally I thought the 'de' might be Spanish/French, meaning 'of', especially since there's frequently a space in there too...but I guess not o_o

behindthename.com also says Lorea is a Basque name (again with the Spanish/French), but it doesn't give much more information than that, except that it's a variant of Lore, meaning 'flower'. But then you wouldn't tack a superfluous 'n' on, at least not in Spanish -- can't say I know enough French to make that claim, and I know next to nothing about the Basque language, but apparently it's a complete isolate. 'Lorea' is also in the scientific names of a few plants, so it also presumably means something in Latin as well. Didn't bother to find out what plants they are and what it means in Latin, though, because I should go to bed. ^^;
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From:d_mac_cosmetics
Date:June 26th, 2010 05:36 am (UTC)
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I know someone like you!
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From:caffeinatedjedi
Date:February 14th, 2005 07:43 am (UTC)
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Wow, a post!

Okay, I did some digging around (i.e. Googling), and here's what I came up with after about half an hour of this:

Delorean was his original name, before he changed the capitalization and spacing, although I don't think this is terribly important. His father was, according to some reports, a Romanian immigrant; I looked up some stuff on Romanian surnames and it doesn't seem to fit any of the conventional formulas, but I did find something on a genealogy site that says the surname Colpean is Romanian.

It's not much, but it's a starting point if you're going to research this any further. One of my previous roommates is from Romania, so I'll ask her the next time I talk to her, but it might be awhile. In the meantime, I'll keep an eye out for any more clues, and good luck with your own research as well!
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From:missmarypotter
Date:February 14th, 2005 07:19 pm (UTC)
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thank you
From:(Anonymous)
Date:February 1st, 2011 09:00 am (UTC)

DeLorean it's a romanian name

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Hey, all you traduced is so ilogical and complicated. I'm romanian, and DeLorean (Delorean or often Delurean in romanian) means simply "from the hills" or "The person who comes from the hills", term "deal" (plural: dealuri) meaning "hill" in romanian. Other romanian names like Delorean: Muntean (from the mountain), Somesan (from the Somes river), Dunarean (from the Danube river). Simply it's just the romanian sense of terms : European (from Europe) etc, only we use the "ean" termination to other words like I enumerated. So don't complicate things, this name has nothing to do with Greek, french or other filosophy ...c'mon
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