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What does Lorraine mean?

Lorraine Pronunciation of Lorraine [lor-raine] 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.

Associated with: royalty (queen), laurel (tree).


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

Related girl names: Charmaine and Raina.

18 more relations via Laraine, Laura, Lora, Lorena: Laraene, Lareine, Larine, Larraine, Lauraine, Laurine, Loranna, Loreanna, Loreene, Lorene, Lorie, Lorra, Lorrae, Lorree, Lorrette, Lorri, Lorrie and Lorrina.

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Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Lorraine?

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. Demographics)

Lorraine reached its apex position of #50 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, and is at #1723 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Lorraine (#1723 via latest list) are Laura (#322 via latest list), Raina (#924), Lorena (#1265), Lori (#1608), Lorie, Lorine, Lorri, Laraine, Lorrie, Lorrayne, Lorene, Lora, Laurine, Lorain, Loraine, Charmaine, Lorayne and Larraine. Adoption of these forms of Lorraine was widespread among parents 55 years ago (average #1035) and is now much lower (#1781, 97%), with versions such as Lorene falling out of fashion. Laura is the continual favorite, although Raina seems to be gaining favor too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lorraine, Charmaine, Laraine, Larraine, Laura in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Laurine, Lora, Lorain, Loraine, Lorayne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lorena, Lorene, Lori, Lorie, Lorine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lorrayne, Lorri, Lorrie, Raina in U.S.

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