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Meaning and Name Origin

Lorraine \l(o)-rrai-ne\ as a girls' name is pronounced lor-AYN. It is of French origin, and the meaning of Lorraine is "from Lorraine". Name of the province in France (where Joan of Arc came from) and a family name of French royalty. Also an elaboration of Lora, or possibly derived from Laura (Latin) "laurel". See also Lorena. Actress Laraine Newman.


Lorraine has 13 variants: Laraine, Larayne, Laurraine, Leraine, Lerayne, Lorain, Loraina, Loraine, Lorayne, Lori, Lorine, Lorraina and Lorrayne.

For more information, see also related girl names Charmaine and Raina.

Lorraine has 43 more related variations via Laraine, Laura, Lora, Lorena: Laraene, Lareine, Larina, Larine, Larraine, Lauraine, Lauralee, Laurana, Laurene, Lauriane, Laurianne, Laurice, Laurie, Laurina, Laurine, Lollie, Lora, Lorah, Loranna, Loreanna, Loree, Loreen, Loreene, Loren, Lorena, Lorene, Lorenia, Lorenna, Lorette, Lorie, Lorinda, Lorita, Lorna, Lorra, Lorrae, Lorree, Lorretta, Lorrette, Lorri, Lorrie, Lorrina, Lorry and Lowra.


Lorraine is a very popular first name for women (#165 out of 4276, Top 4%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#23631 out of 88799, Top 27%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Lorraine for girls. Lorraine reached its apex position of #55 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lorraine name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Lorraine and corresponding names. Prominent related forms of Lorraine appearing in the Top 1000 are Laura (#318 a year ago), Raina (#960), Lorine, Lorie, Lori, Lorna, Lorri, Lorrie, Lorene, Lorena, Laurine, Laurie, Laraine, Lollie, Lora, Loren, Loraine and Charmaine. Adoption of these girl names was at its highest during 1960-1969 and is now much lower, with versions such as Raina, Laura, Lorena, Lorna and Lorine falling out of fashion. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Charmaine, Laraine, Laura, Laurie, Laurine, Lollie, Lora, Loraine, Loren, Lorena in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lorene, Lori, Lorie, Lorine, Lorna, Lorraine, Lorri, Lorrie, Raina in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Laura, Lorna outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lorraine is pronounced similarly to Loirane, Lorianne and Lorrin. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lorraine.