Lorraine is a female given name which derives from the name of a region in France meaning “kingdom of Lothar”, named for a Frankish king named Lothair; it means “famous army” made up from Germanic elements hlud (fame, famous) and hari (army). Lorraine is also a surname originating as a locational name for someone who came from the region of Lorraine.

Nicknames: Lorry, Lorrie/Lori

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Lorainne (English)
  • Loraine (English)
  • Lorrayne (English)
  • Laraine (English)
  • Lauraine (English)
  • Lorena (Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian)


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