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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. LO-tar(German)
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Meaning & History

From the Germanic name Chlodochar meaning "famous army", derived from the elements hlud "famous" and hari "army". This was the name of a 9th-century Frankish king, the son of Louis I, who ruled the region called Lorraine. It was also borne by medieval kings of France, Italy and the Holy Roman Empire.
VariantsChlodochar, Chlothar(Ancient Germanic)
Other Languages & CulturesLothaire(French) Lothair(History) Lotario(Italian)

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 853


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