Given Name LOTHAR

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: LO-tar (German)  [details]

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.
VARIANTS: Chlodochar, Chlothar (Ancient Germanic)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Lothaire (French), Lothair (History), Lotario (Italian)

Sources & References

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


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Entry updated July 2, 2017