Lorraine is a gorgeous French name for a baby girl that will never go out of style. This name blends class, femininity, and just a drop of French history. Keep reading to discover why parents are falling in love with the name Lorraine.

Meaning of the name Lorraine:

Old French: From Lorraine
Latin: Lothar's realm, sea gull

Origin of the name Lorraine:

French. Lorraine refers to a region of France called Lorraine. The name translates to mean “Lothair's Kingdom.” History buffs will know that Lothair ruled the region during the 9th century.

Symbolism of the name Lorraine:

Lorraine symbolizes a territory in France.

Style of the name Lorraine:


Gender of the name Lorraine:

Lorraine is considered a female name.

Pronunciation of the name Lorraine:


Syllables in the name Lorraine:


Emotion evoked from the name Lorraine:

The name Lorraine brings to mind imagery of the beautiful French rolling countryside.

Alternative spellings for the name Lorraine:

Loraine, Lorayne.

Nicknames for the name Lorraine:

Lo, Lola, Lori, Lorrie, Rainey, Reina, Ray.

Popularity of the name Lorraine:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Olivia was on the list of the top 1,000 girl names every year from 1900 to 1995.

Related names for the name Lorraine:

Laura, Laurène, Lareine, Lauren, Laraine, Lorena.

Great middle names for Lorraine and their meanings:

  • Anastacia (resurrection)
  • Ava (birdlike, lively)
  • Claudette (enclosure)
  • Ellen (shining light)
  • Jean (God is gracious)
  • Jenna (white wave)
  • Kassidy (curly-headed)
  • Perry (traveler)
  • Philippa (lover of horses)
  • Tess (harvester)

Famous people with the name Lorraine:

  • Lorraine Bracco (American actress)
  • Lorraine Kelly (Scottish broadcaster)
  • Lorraine Pascale (British model and television chef)
  • Lorraine Warren (American paranormal investigator)

Lorraines in movies/pop culture:

  • Lorraine Baines McFly (Marty McFly's mother “Back to the Future”)
  • Lorraine (Ray) Schleine (Dakota Fanning's character in “Uptown Girls”)