a feminine name
Origin of LorraineFrench
- historical region of NE France
- metropolitan region of modern France in the same general area: 9,092 sq mi (23,548 sq km); chief city, Nancy
Cross of Lorraine
a Latin cross with a second, usually longer horizontal bar beneath the first
A historical region and former province of northeast France. Originally part of the kingdom of Lotharingia, the region passed to France in 1766 but was ceded with Alsace to Germany after the Franco-Prussian War (1871). The area was returned to France by the Treaty of Versailles (1919).