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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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bette, Bettie, Betty, Bettye, Carol, Charlotte, Elizabeth, Lise, Lisette, Lizette in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lola, Lolita, Lotta, Lottie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Charlotte, Elizabeth, Lola outside U.S.

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Recommended similar baby names are Lethe, Letta, Lettee, Lettie, Letty and Lottee. These names tend to be more frequently used than Lotte.