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Meaning and name origin

Lotte \l(ot)-te\ as a girl's name is of Old German and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Lotte is "free man; God is my oath". Lotte is a variant of Carol (Old German): originally a male name, an anglicized form of Carolus (see Charles). Also a variant of Charlotte (Old German); French feminine diminutive of Charles: it was very common in the Middle Ages in France to make a pet form of a name by adding -ot on the end. Lotte is also used as a variant of Elizabeth (Hebrew), Lottie.


Lotte is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lotte and its source forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Charlotte (#10), Elizabeth (#14), Lottie and Carol. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Charlotte, Elizabeth, Lottie, Carol in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Lethe, Letta, Lettee, Lettie, Letty, Lotie, Lotta, Lottee, Lottey, Lotti and Lotty. These names tend to be more commonly used than Lotte.