What does Lotte mean?
Lotte \l(ot)-te\ as a girls' name is of Old German, Hebrew and French origin, and the name Lotte means "free man; God is my oath; little and womanly". Lotte is a form of Carol (Old German): originally a male name. Lotte is also a variant of Charlotte (Old German). Lotte is also used as a form of Elizabeth (Hebrew) and Lottie (French).
Lotte has 26 different forms via Carol, Charlotte, Elizabeth, Lottie: Bett, Betta, Bette▼, Betti, Bettie▼, Betty▼, Bettye▼, Liese, Lise, Lisette▼, Lizette▼, Lola, Loleta, Loletta, Lolita▼, Lolotte, Lotie, Lotta, Lottchen, Lottey, Lotti, Lotty, Lyse, Lyzette, Tetty and Tottie.
Lotte is an unusual given name for women but a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#147095 out of 150436, Top 98%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Lotte and associated names. Popular varying forms of Lotte (#unlisted) are Bette, Bettie, Betty, Bettye, Carol, Charlotte (#10 the previous year), Elizabeth (#14), Lise, Lisette, Lizette, Lola (#236), Lolita, Lotta and Lottie. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1920-1929 (usage of 0.559%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.1957%, down 65%), with forms such as Carol, Lisette, Lizette, Lolita and Lottie becoming somewhat outmoded. Charlotte (#10) and Lola (#236) are two of the more fashionable birth names here, and there is also a revival in birth name popularity for both names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)