What does Lorraine mean?
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.
Lorraine has 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.Creative forms:
(female) Lorani, Lorraiani, ..
(male) Lorraike, Lorraile, .. Middle name pairings:
Lorraine Sienna (L.S.), ..
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)
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.
Lorraine▼ is pronounced similarly to Loirane, Lorian, Loriann, Lorianne, Lorin, Lorren, Lorrin, Lorryn, Lorrynn and Lowran. Other suggested similar names are Carrine, Conradine, Coraline▲, Corianne, Correne, Corrie▼, Corrin, Corrina, Corrine▼, Corrinn, Corryne, Derrine, Dorianne, Dorrie, Germaine▼, Igraine, Jarmaine, Jolaine, Jordaine, Jordane, Jordanne, Karrine, Korine, Korrie, Korrin, Korrina, Korrine, Korrinne, Laine, Laralaine, Laramae, Lareina, Larina, Larreina, Larren, Larryn, Larrynn, Larsine, Laurana, Laurenne, Laurianne, Laurina, Loralee, Loren▼, Lorenia, Lorenn, Lorenna, Loriana, Lorna▼, Lorrna, Loryn, Louanne, Louisine, Lowrenn (see Lauren), Lurline, Morgaine, Morgane, Morganne, Morgayne, Morine, Norine, Perrine, Torrie, Ygraine and Zorine. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lorraine.