Lothar
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Given Name LOTHAR
GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: LO-tahr (German)   [key]
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.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Chlodochar, Chlothar (Ancient Germanic)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Lothaire (French), Lothair (History), Lotario (Italian)
Sources and References
  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 853