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.

People with the given name include:

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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>.