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What does Lorraine mean?

Lorraine Pronunciation of Lorraine 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)


VARIANTS Laraine, Larayne, Laurraine, Leraine, Lerayne, Lorain, Loraina, Loraine, Lorayne, Lori, Lorine, Lorraina, Lorrayne

SEE ALSO Charmaine, Raina

RELATIONS VIA LARAINE, LAURA, LORA, LORENA Laraene, Lareine, Larine, Larraine, Lauraine, Laurine, Loranna, Loreanna, Loreene, Lorene, Lorie, Lorra, Lorrae, Lorree, Lorrette, Lorri, Lorrie, Lorrina



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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 #1570 presently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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?

Prominent related forms of Lorraine (#1570 VIA LATEST LIST) are Laura (#340), Raina (#812), Lorena (#1185), Lori (#1575), Larraine, Laurine, Lora, Lorain, Loraine, Lorayne, Laraine, Lorene, Lorie, Lorine, Lorrayne, Lorri, Lorrie and Charmaine. Adoption of these forms of Lorraine was widespread among parents 58 years ago (AVERAGE #1035) and is now much lower (#1762, 96%), with versions such as Lorraine 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.

Similar Names

Lorraine is pronounced similarly to Loirane, Lorian, Loriann, Lorianne, Lorin, Lorren, Lorrin, Lorryn, Lorrynn and Lowran. Other suggested similar-sounding 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.