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Lorraine

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1882 6 6 0
1884 9 9 0
1885 5 5 0
1886 7 7 0
1887 6 6 0
1888 20 20 0
1889 20 20 0
1890 25 25 0
1891 21 21 0
1892 31 31 0
1893 28 28 0
1894 36 36 0
1895 48 48 0
1896 45 45 0
1897 56 56 0
1898 75 75 0
1899 75 75 0
1900 119 119 0
1901 106 101 5
1902 103 103 0
1903 125 125 0
1904 126 126 0
1905 154 149 5
1906 159 159 0
1907 192 192 0
1908 253 253 0
1909 269 269 0
1910 310 310 0
1911 365 365 0
1912 560 554 6
1913 733 724 9
1914 987 969 18
1915 1,337 1,323 14
1916 1,687 1,671 16
1917 1,981 1,961 20
1918 3,902 3,874 28 #69 girl name
1919 4,008 3,978 30 #62 girl name
1920 3,952 3,929 23 #70 girl name
1921 4,562 4,532 30 #61 girl name
1922 4,692 4,669 23 #56 girl name
1923 4,785 4,764 21 #57 girl name
1924 5,133 5,107 26 #52 girl name
1925 5,012 4,982 30 #51 girl name
1926 4,916 4,892 24 #53 girl name
1927 5,755 5,727 28 #44 girl name
1928 6,007 5,984 23 #39 girl name
1929 5,382 5,351 31 #42 girl name
1930 5,204 5,164 40 #46 girl name
1931 4,607 4,585 22 #49 girl name
1932 4,186 4,162 24 #55 girl name
1933 3,817 3,797 20 #54 girl name
1934 3,795 3,775 20 #56 girl name
1935 3,428 3,402 26 #68 girl name
1936 3,190 3,171 19 #76 girl name
1937 2,957 2,938 19 #83 girl name
1938 2,762 2,741 21 #93 girl name
1939 2,606 2,592 14 #96 girl name
1940 2,598 2,582 16 #95 girl name
1941 2,710 2,686 24 #93 girl name
1942 3,023 3,009 14 #91 girl name
1943 3,033 3,016 17 #94 girl name
1944 3,056 3,044 12 #93 girl name
1945 3,221 3,207 14 #87 girl name
1946 3,897 3,886 11 #93 girl name
1947 4,417 4,412 5 #84 girl name
1948 3,759 3,745 14 #96 girl name
1949 3,467 3,458 9
1950 3,356 3,346 10
1951 3,487 3,481 6
1952 3,470 3,463 7
1953 3,318 3,309 9
1954 3,476 3,463 13
1955 3,379 3,372 7
1956 3,431 3,426 5
1957 3,431 3,418 13
1958 3,168 3,160 8
1959 3,147 3,142 5
1960 3,339 3,332 7
1961 3,123 3,112 11
1962 2,956 2,949 7
1963 2,597 2,591 6
1964 2,371 2,355 16
1965 2,067 2,060 7
1966 1,748 1,743 5
1967 1,527 1,522 5
1968 1,334 1,329 5
1969 1,249 1,249 0
1970 1,160 1,160 0
1971 977 977 0
1972 774 774 0
1973 734 734 0
1974 635 635 0
1975 656 656 0
1976 543 543 0
1977 499 494 5
1978 506 506 0
1979 523 523 0
1980 501 501 0
1981 490 490 0
1982 471 471 0
1983 430 430 0
1984 379 379 0
1985 413 413 0
1986 356 356 0
1987 374 374 0
1988 363 363 0
1989 339 332 7
1990 341 341 0
1991 306 306 0
1992 279 279 0
1993 278 278 0
1994 213 213 0
1995 215 215 0
1996 185 185 0
1997 159 159 0
1998 143 143 0
1999 151 151 0
2000 164 164 0
2001 125 125 0
2002 118 118 0
2003 130 130 0
2004 128 128 0
2005 97 97 0
2006 110 110 0
2007 157 157 0
2008 122 122 0
2009 100 100 0
2010 82 82 0
2011 107 107 0
2012 87 87 0
2013 122 122 0
2014 113 113 0
2015 121 121 0

Fun Facts about the name Lorraine

  • How many people with the first name Lorraine have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 209,168 babies born with the first name Lorraine in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lorraine to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lorraine? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Lorraine first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lorraine is Tuesday, May 19th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Lorraine born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lorraine was in 1928 with a total of 5,984 babies. That's a lot of babies named Lorraine!
  • Random Lorraine Factoid: According to the 1952 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lorraine ranks 64th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 15 babies in Delaware have the same name as you in 1952.
  • Weird things about the name Lorraine: Your name in reverse order is Eniarrol. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ialrnroe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lorraine? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 941 people with the last name Lorraine.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lorraine? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Lorraine as their last name since less than 1 person in 313k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Popularity of Lorraine as a first name

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Popularity of Lorraine as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lorraine U.S.
  White 86.40% 64.26%
  African American 6.91% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.64% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.70% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.49% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.87% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lorraine

People with the last name Lorraine are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Lorraine" mean? The list below shows the origins of Lorraine as well as things modernly associated with the name Lorraine such as celebrities named Lorraine.

French

Origin and Meaning of Lorraine

The name "Lorraine" is of French origin, and it means "From Lorraine, France". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An eastern French region rich in iron-ore deposits
Wiktionary

Borrowing from French Lorraine, from Old French Loherraine, from Latin Lotharingia, Lothringia; compare Lothringia, German Lothringen.

  1. A region located to the south of Luxembourg and to the east of Alsace, and now part of France, which changed hands between France and Germany several times throughout history.
  2. A female given name from the French place name, associated with Laura by folk etymology.
  3. A surname​.

Lorraine was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons With the Name Lorraine

Lorraine Bracco

Lorraine Bracco is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1979 to present. Lorraine was born on October 2nd, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.

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Lorraine Nicholson

Lorraine Nicholson is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2003. Lorraine was given the name Lorraine Broussard Nicholson by her parents Jack Nicholson and Rebecca Broussard on April 16th, 1990 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Lorraine Toussaint

Lorraine Toussaint is an actress and producer. She was most prominent from 1983 to present. Lorraine was born on April 4th, 1960 in Trinidad.

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Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry was a playwright, writer, stage director, and theatre director. Lorraine was given the name Lorraine Vivian Hansberry on May 19th, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. She died on January 12th, 1965.

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Lorraine Kelly Smith

Lorraine Kelly Smith is a television presenter and journalist. Her ongoing career started in 1983. Lorraine was born on November 30th, 1959 in Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland.

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Lorraine Gary

Lorraine Gary is an actress. She was most prominent from 1967 to 1987. Lorraine was given the name Lorraine Gottfried on August 16th, 1937 in Forest Hills, New York, U.S.

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  • Lorraine Ashbourne
    (actress)
  • Lorraine Bowen
    (musician)
  • Lorraine O'Grady
    (artist)
  • Lorraine Bayly
    (film)
  • Lorraine Daston
    (notable person)
  • Lorraine McNamara
    (famous somebody)
  • Lorraine Ugen
    (notable person)
  • Lorraine Michael
    (Leader of the Newfoundland)
  • Lorraine C. Miller
    (Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives)
  • Lorraine Kendrickson
    (fashion/commercial model)
  • Lorraine Crapp
    (swimmer)
  • Lorraine Collett
    (famed human)
  • Lorraine Hunt
    (office holder)
  • Lorraine Barrett
    (Assembly Commissioner)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Lorraine

Louise of Lorraine

Louise of Lorraine was royalty. She was most prominent from 1575 to 1575. Louise was born as the child of Nicolas and Duke of Mercœur on April 30th, 1553 in Nomeny. She left this life on January 29th, 1601.

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Claude de Lorraine

Claude de Lorraine was a noble. He holds the title Duc de Guise, Counts, and dukes of Guise. Claude was born as the child of René II, Duke of Lorraine, and Philippa of Guelders on October 20th, 1496 in Château de Condé-sur-Moselle. He died on April 12th, 1550.

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Christina of Lorraine

Christina of Lorraine was royalty. She was most prominent from 1589 to 1589. Christina was born as the child of Charles III, Duke of Lorraine, and Claude of France (1547–1575) on August 16th, 1565 in Palace of the Dukes of Lorraine. She breathed her last breath on December 19th, 1637.

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Marguerite of Lorraine

Marguerite of Lorraine was a notable person. She holds the title Duchess of Orléans and List of consorts of Orléans. Marguerite was born as the child of Francis II, Duke of Lorraine, and Christina of Salm on July 22nd, 1615 in Palace of the Dukes of Lorraine. She left this life on April 13th, 1672.

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Renata of Lorraine

Renata of Lorraine was royalty. She holds the title Duchess of Bavaria and List of Bavarian consorts. Renata was born as the child of Francis I, Duke of Lorraine, and Christina of Denmark on April 20th, 1544 in Nancy, France. She breathed her last breath on May 22nd, 1602.

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Lillian Lorraine

Lillian Lorraine was an actress. She was most prominent from 1906 to 1906. Lillian was born on January 1st, 1892 in San Francisco, California, U.S. Lillian is also known as Mary Ann Brennan, Lillian O'Brien, O'Brien, Lillian; Brennan, and Mary Ann. She breathed her last breath on April 17th, 1955.

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What does the name Lorraine mean?

Lis for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

Ois for openness, it's refreshing!

Ris for rock star, let it out!

Ris for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

Ais for adventure, take a new one today

Iis for impressive, your list of qualities.

Nis for natural, the genuine side of you.

Eis for endear, all those you touch.

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Sources: U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain). U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain). 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License). Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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