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Gender: F Meaning of Lorraine: "from the province of Lorraine" Origin of Lorraine: French "from the province of Lorraine"

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Sweet Lorraine might just be old enough to be ripe for reconsideration. This French place name has moved in and out of fashion in the few hundred years it's been used as a girls' first name, somewhat influenced by the alternative name of Joan of Arc--Saint Joan of Lorraine. It was quite popular from the 1920s to the fifties, but has pretty much been in limbo since then.

Some memorable Lorraines areA Raisin in the Sun playwright Hansberry, actress Bracco and original SNL cast member Laraine Newman--the alternate spelling Laraine was popularized by forties star Laraine Day. Lorraine is also the name of Jack Nicholson's now grown daughter.

In the movie Uptown Girls, Dakota Fanning's Lorraine character was nicknamed Ray--more modern sounding than Lorrie.

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Famous People Named Lorraine

Lorraine Nicholson (b. 1990), American actress
Lillian Lorraine (1892-1955), American actress of the 1910s and '20s; 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' author Anita Loos reportedly modelled the character of Lorelei Lee on her
Lorraine Bayly, Australian actress

Pop Culture References for the Name Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine
Lorraine Baker, Hilary Duff's character in 'Cheaper by the Dozen'
Lorraine, a Memphis prostitute in 'The Sound and the Fury'
Lorraine "Lor" McQuarrie, character from Disney animated series The Weekenders
"Oh Sweet Lorraine", song written by 95 year old Fred Stobaugh for his late wife

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