Place Name LORRAINE

TYPE: Political Subdivision
USAGE: French, English
PRONOUNCED: LAW-REN (French), lə-RAYN (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

Ultimately from Latin Lothari regnum meaning "kingdom of LOTHAR". Lothar was a Frankish king, the great-grandson of Charlemagne, whose realm was in the part of France now called Lorraine, or in German Lothringen.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Lothringen (German), Lorena (Italian), Lothari Regnum (Late Roman), Lorena (Portuguese), Lorena (Spanish)