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Lorraine was Marty's mom in the "Back to the Future" movie trilogy.
-- breakofday  12/17/2005
Lorraine is the name of Jack Nicholson's daughter.
-- websurfer  5/7/2006
Ever wondered why there are so many more women named Lorraine than there are named Alsace? (Neither have I.)
-- Kosta  5/19/2006
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, wonderful opera singer (mezzo-soprano), who has unfortunately just (7/3/2006) died at the age of 52.
-- Kosta  7/5/2006
I really like this name, I can't understand why it isn't used more. It is the name of one of my mother's friends.
-- corrielover  8/10/2006
I like the nickname Rainie for this name, Lorraine could be used as she got older if she wished.
-- Anonymous User  8/26/2006
Famous bearer is British actress Lorraine Pilkington.
-- Maggie_Simpson  9/6/2006
My name is Lorraine. I don't think anything special about this name.
-- rainxxxgurl  9/24/2006
This my grandmother's name. She was named after the region in France, where her father had spent some time as a soldier in World War I. The place had left a strong impression on him. I think it's a beautiful name.
-- anastasianicole  10/10/2006
Lorraine is a beautiful elegant name. I too like the nickname Raine or Rainie.
-- Anonymous User  3/7/2007
Another nickname is Lo.
-- Anonymous User  8/3/2007
This is a pretty name, but I like it spelled with one r. Loraine.
-- Honeyrose  8/8/2007
Lorraine is my name, and I think it's really bland and boring.
-- Anonymous User  10/30/2007
It's not the worst name out there, but it sounds a bit like the name of a naive counrty girl in 1950s America.
-- slight night shiver  4/28/2008
The name is used in France. It's the only French region commonly used in France for naming people. It could be a form of Laura, but between 1870 and 1918, a part of Lorraine and all Alsace had been annexed by Germany, and the name became very popular in France, as a patriotic symbol.
-- Marie-Amelie  6/15/2008
It surprises me that even while Eileen and Elain are still in the top one thousand, Lorraine is virtually unknown in the schoolyard.
-- EmilyOlive  6/19/2008
Lorraine was the name of Dakota Faning's character in Uptown Girls. Her nickname was Ray. I think it's a really good name.
-- Epiphany202  12/30/2008
I actually think this name is really beautiful. It doesn't have an old-ladyish quality to me, even though I think of it as being popular in the 40s or so. I prefer it to Laura or Lauren.
-- Anonymous User  6/13/2009
Popular Nat King Cole song of the early 1950's: "Sweet Lorraine". Also Col. Henry Blake's wife's name on MASH.
-- Jamesina  7/6/2010
Lorraine was my mother's name. Her nickname was always "Lori", though we did know one little boy who always called her "Raine".

Personally, I wouldn't choose to name my daughter Lorraine (I don't think I'd be comfortable giving the names of relatives to my children, especially one so very closely related), but I would consider it for a middle name.
-- Teblyn  8/6/2010
This is my mother's name. She usually goes by her full name, but my Dad often calls her Lolly, I don't know why, but I think it's rather cute! I'm hoping to use this as a middle name for my child someday x.
-- psg007  6/28/2013
The name Lorraine was given to 86 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/18/2013
There is a chicken named Lorraine on the TV show Adventure Time.
-- Anonymous User  7/18/2013
Lorraine Hansberry was a playwright, most famous for A Raisin in the Sun.
-- Icycoldhot  10/13/2015
I'm a Lorraine and I had to grow into the name. I've been Lorie most of my life and still am with family and old friends. I want to be Lorraine now that I know it's the name of a kingdom of a famous army!
-- cabinetofwunder  11/28/2015
I, too, am Lorraine. Family has always called me Lorraine. I was probably in my 30s before people started calling me Lori. But as I get older, I am missing "Lorraine" as my name so I am starting to use that more often. My ancestors are from France so I found Lorraine, being a part of France, very interesting.
-- loreleisng  12/18/2015
My mom's name is Lorraine. I once had a crash called Lorraine. My work mate I share the office with is Lorraine and I think it's a beautiful name.
-- mfokaMapuma  3/2/2016
I am named Lorraine, nicknames I've had are Lor, Lol and Lolly, oh and Lolly-pop. Yes that one always got me. I was never fond of the name but it's mine and it's grown on me.
-- ynotlol  3/10/2016
My Name is Jeanne Lorraine and I don't have a problem with it. I love my name because I think it's unique. My friends call me Rain.
-- jerraine  3/27/2016
I am Susan Lorraine. I think it is a beautiful name and I hope it will become more popular soon. All it might take is a few people (in clusters) to start naming their baby Lorraine and it could very well take off.
-- susanlorraine  4/12/2016
My legal name is Lorraine. However, since my Mom is also a Lorraine, I was always called Lori. I think Lorraine is a pretty name if you have the right last name. I wouldn't do a long first name with a long last name. Aggravating when filling out school and work forms :)
-- catfancy3  4/16/2016
Lorraine was given to 121 girls in America in 2015.
-- cutenose  6/11/2016

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