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PronouncedPron.LO-tar German

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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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute