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What does Lorraine mean?

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 on this name, 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 (#25503 out of 150436, Top 17%). (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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Prominent related forms of Lorraine 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 the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.4373%) and is now much lower (usage 0.038%, down 91.3%), with versions such as Raina, Laura, Lorena, Laurie and Lora falling out of fashion. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Lorraine and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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.