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What does Lorain mean?

Lorain Pronunciation of Lorain [lo-rain] as a name for girls has its root in French, and the meaning of the name Lorain is "from Lorraine". Lorain is a version of Lorraine (French).


Lorain has 9 variants: Laraine, Larayne, Laurraine, Leraine, Lerayne, Loraine, Lorayne, Lorine and Lorrayne.

3 more relations via Lorraine: Loraina, Lori and Lorraina.

Creative forms:
(female) Larain, Lirain, ..

(male) Lolan, Lolin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lorain Sherlyn (L.S.), ..

How popular is Lorain?

Lorain is an uncommon given name for females. Lorain is an equally unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Lorain entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its apex position of #1508 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lorain name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lorain outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Lori (#1608 in 2015), Lorraine (#1723), Lorine, Lorrayne, Lorayne, Loraine and Laraine are the prominent alternative forms of Lorain. Other forms, like Leraine, are uncommon. These forms of Lorain were at the height of their popularity in the 1960s (average #1320) and have become much less popular since, with versions such as Lorine becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lorain, Laraine, Loraine, Lorayne, Lori in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lorine, Lorraine, Lorrayne in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lorain and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lorain is pronounced similarly to Laraene, Laren, Larine, Larraine, Larryn, Laryn, Lauraine, Laurin, Loirane, Loreen, Loreene, Loren, Lorene, Lorenn, Lorian, Loriann, Lorianne, Lorin, Lorrin, Lorryn, Lorrynn, Loryn, Lowran, Lowrenn and Lowrynn. Other recommended names are Coralin, Corin, Corrin, Doran, Jordain, Jordin, Korin, Korrin, Lareina, Larina, Logan, Logann, Lora, Lorah, Loralie, Loralyn, Loranna, Loreanna, Lorena, Lorenia, Lorenna, Loria, Loriana, Lorie, Loris, Lorna, Lorne, Lorri, Lorrie, Lorrina, Lorrna, Louann, Moraia and Morgin. These names tend to be more frequently used than Lorain.