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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 has 13 variant forms: 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 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).

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

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

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Charmaine, Laraine, Laura, Lora, Loraine, Lorena, Lori, Lorine, Lorraine, Raina in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Lorraine is also pronounced similarly to Larraine, Lauraine, Loirane, Lorianne and Lorrin. Another suggested similar baby name is Lorrina. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lorraine.