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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.

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VariantsChlodochar, Chlothar(Ancient Germanic)
Other Languages & CulturesLothaire(French) Lothair(History) Lotario(Italian)

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Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 853.
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