Meaning and name origin
Lorraine \l(o)-rrai-ne\ as a girl's 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 is a very popular first name for females (#165 out of 4276, Top 4%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#23631 out of 88799, Top 27%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lorraine for girls. Lorraine reached its highest rank of #55 in the U.S. in 1920-1929 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lorraine and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Laura (#318), Raina (#960), Lorine, Lori, Lorraine, Loraine, Laraine, Lora, Charmaine and Lorena. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).