Given Name LORRAINE

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: lə-RAYN  [details]

Meaning & History

From the name of a region in France, originally meaning "kingdom of LOTHAR". Lothar was a Frankish king, the great-grandson of Charlemagne, whose realm was in the part of France that is now called Lorraine, or in German Lothringen (from Latin Lothari regnum). As a given name, it has been used in the English-speaking world since the late 19th century, perhaps due to its similar sound with Laura. It became popular after World War I when the region was in the news, as it was contested between Germany and France.

Categories

American Horror Story characters, currently out of the US top 1000, place names, The Sopranos characters, Will and Grace characters
DIMINUTIVES: Lori, Lorie, Lorri, Lorrie
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Lorena (Croatian), Lorena (Italian), Lorena (Portuguese), Lorena (Spanish)
Entry updated October 11, 2012