Lorraine

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Female Female Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish
Finland Finnish

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Origin and Meaning

English and Scottish name deriving from the surname, denoting a migrant from the province of Lorraine in eastern France.

Lorraine is the French form of the Latin place name Lotharingia = 'territory of the people of Lothar (see Hlothar)'. [1] [2]

Related Names

Loraine
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Lorane
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Finish Swedish
Lorraine
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Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish

See also Lorena

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Lorraine
Genitive: Lorraines
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Lorraine
Genitive: Lorrainen
Partitive: Lorrainea
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Lorraine
Genitive: Lorraines
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Lorraine
Genitive: Lorraines

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Lorraine began to be used as a female given name in the 19th century in England and Scotland [1] so the first usage in the Nordic countries has to be later

Strongest Period of Usage

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[3]
79 173 0 0
Norway Norway[4]
55 n.a. 0 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[5]
30 n.a. 0 n.a.
Finland Finland[6]
n.a. 53 0 0
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Lorraine.

Sources: [3] [5] [4] [6]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  4. 4.0 4.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  5. 5.0 5.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  6. 6.0 6.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi