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What does Lotte mean?

Lotte Pronunciation of Lotte 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 an alternate 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 a variant of Lottie (French).


ASSOCIATED WITH oath, little, womanly (gentle)


OTHER 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, Tottie

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(male) Loter, ..

Lotte Kaira (L.K.), ..

How popular is Lotte?

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)

Which version is better?

Popular varying forms of Lotte (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) are Bette, Betti, Bettie, Betty (#1128 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Bettye, Carol (#1788), Charlotte (#6), Elizabeth (#13), Lise, Lisette, Lizette, Lola (#239), Loleta, Lolita, Lotta and Lottie (#1850). Other forms, like Lotie, are uncommon. These forms of Lotte were favored during the years 1930-1939 (USAGE OF 5.51%) and have become significantly less common since (USAGE 1.38%, 75%), with forms such as Bette becoming less stylish. Elizabeth has been the most well-known version, though Charlotte is now ranked higher. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bette, Betti, Bettie, Betty, Bettye in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carol, Charlotte, Elizabeth, Lise, Lisette in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lizette, Lola, Loleta, Lolita, Lotta, Lottie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Gitte, Hette, Isotte (see Isolde), Jette, Joette, Lethe, Letta, Lettee, Lettie, Letty, Loire, Loise, Lonee, Lonette, Lonie, Loree, Lorette, Lorie, Lorne, Lottee, Lotus, Love, Loyce, Mette, Patte, Utte, Yette and Ysotte. These names tend to be more frequently used than Lotte.

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