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Lorraine (F)>

Lorraine (female)

Variants:Laraine (F) Lareine (F) Laura (F)
Pet Name(s):Laurie (F) Lori (F) Lorri (F)
Can be spelt:Lorane (F)
Source(s): The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG
Notes: English and Scottish from Old French, via the surname based on the province of the same name. Whyte suggests it may also have occasionally arisen as a variant of Laura.