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Origin of the name LORRAINE.
Etymology of the name LORRAINE.
Meaning of the baby name LORRAINE.


LORRAINE.  Unisex.  Transferred use of the French surname Lorraine, from the province of Lorraine, from Latin Lotharingia, meaning "land of the people of Lothar." 
    m.  Anthony Lorraine Wilmot (d. 2004), was a South African cricketer.
    f.  Lorraine Elizabeth Downes, a former New Zealand model, beauty queen, and Miss Universe.  Lorraine Bracco, an American actress.  Lorraine Kelly, a Scottish actress, journalist and television presenter. (Wiki)

... when the name Hlodhari passed to the Karlingen it was as Lothar.  So was called the son of Louis le Debonnaire, whose portion, known at first as Lotharingen, came to be in Latin Lotharingia, and still remains Lorraine... (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).


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