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Lorraine Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Lorraine is of French origin.

The meaning of Lorraine is "from lorraine".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "land of the people of Lothar".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1813  in baby name popularity for girls with 112 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Lorraine Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Lorraine has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Lorraine to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Lorraine include Laraine, Larraine, Lauraine, Loraine, Lorainne, Lorayne.

The name Lareyna is a form of Lorraine.

Lorraine has the diminutive (nickname) Lorri.

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Name Fun

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Just for fun, see the name Lorraine in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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Names Like This

French names have similar origins to those of other old-world European nations. They are often derivations of place names or trade names, or have their basis in history, mythology, religion or nature. They may also be created names.

The popularity of hyphenated names is a unique feature of French given names. For example Paul-Henri or Anne-Marie. A hyphenated name is considered a single unit first name, not separate first and middle names. Hyphenated names may be of the same or different genders. The first part of the name will always indicate the holder's gender.

Masculine names may be made feminine with the addition of -e, -ette, or -ine as suffixes.