Lorraine (given name)

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Gender Feminine
Word/name from Medieval Latin Lotharingia, "Lothar's realm"[1]
Other names
Alternative spelling Loraine, Lorayne
Nickname(s) Lori/Lorri(e), Raine(y), Reina
Related names Laura, Laurène, Lareine, Lauren, Laraine, Lorena

Lorraine is a feminine given name, which is simply from the name of the region of Lorraine in France. It has been used in the English-speaking world (especially the United States and Canada) since after World War I, during which events brought Lorraine, France to the North American public imagination.


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  1. ^ "Lorraine." Online Etymology Dictionary. Douglas Harper. Retrieved 14 January 2013. <Etymonline.com http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=Lorraine>.