Lorraine: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Lorraine

Lorraine

Pronunciation: loh-RAYN (key)

Origin of the name Lorraine:

Transferred use of the surname originating from the name of a province in eastern France, which is derived from the Latin Lotharingia (territory of the people of Lothar). Lothar, the name of the son of the Frankish king Clovis, is of Germanic origin and is derived from the elements hluod (famous) and hari, heri (army): hence, "famous army."

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Loraine, Lori, Rain

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Comments and insights on the name Lorraine: | Edit

I love both my names, Lorraine Gracelyn..both are very beautiful, unique, nd uncommon. I have been the Onlyy Lorraine in all 3 schools; elementary, jr. high, nd high school..the only other lorraine I kno is my friend's grandmother.so if you are a parent-to-be then Lorraine is a great name for a daughter(:

My grandmother's name is Lorraine, and she's always liked it because she thought it was unique. She also said that Joan of Arc came from Lorraine, France.

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My parents named me Lorraine after my great grandmother Lorraine Elizabeth.

Nicknames for Lorraine: | Edit

Lori, Rain, Rainy, Loz, Lozza, Lou, Looby, Raine, Lora, Liz, Lainey, Lo, Lo-lo

Meanings and history of the name Lorraine: | Edit

Lorraine (German: Lothringen) is one of the 26 régions of France. It is the only administrative region with two cities of equal importance, Metz and Nancy. Metz is considered to be the official capital since that is where the regional parliament is situated. The region's name is derived from the medieval Lotharingia.

Famous real-life people named Lorraine: | Edit

Lorraine Kelly - TV Presenter
Lorraine Moller - Olympic runner
Lorraine Bracco - Actress
Quiche Lorraine - popular pastry/flan dish
Daughter of Jack Nicholson
Lorraine Toussaint - Actress
Lorraine Hansberry - American playwright and writer

Lorraine in song, story & screen: | Edit

Lorraine - Bad Manners - released in December 1980
Lorraine Baker, second eldest daughter in "Cheaper by the Dozen"
Lorraine Bebee - title character in "Sweet Lorraine" an indie movie from 2011
Lorraine 'Rainy' Branning, character in British soap "Eastenders"
"Sweet Lorraine" a song recorded by Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, and others

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