A spelling variation of Laurie, meaning “bay laurel,” so that makes Lori a botanical name. If your little Lori turns out to be a nature lover, just make sure the leaves she’s collecting aren’t poison ivy.
Lori doesn't have many nickname possibilities.
Famous people named Lori:
Comedienne Lori Denberg; actresses Lori Laughlin and Lori Petty; soccer player Lori Chalupny; pro wrestler Lori Fullington (a.k.a. Peaches).
The Nickelodeon cartoon series "The Loud House" features a character named Lori Loud.