Lothaire

Gender: Male
Origin: French
Meaning: “famous army.”
Pronunciation (loh-TARE)

The name is comprised of the Germano-Franco elements hlud meaning “fame,” and heri meaning “army.”

The name was borne by a two famous kings. King Lothair I of Hebaye, was crowned as Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire in the 9th-century. He was the son of Louis I also known as Louis the Pious.

Other forms of the name include:

  • Lothair (English)
  • Chlodochar/Chlothar (Frankish: obscure)
  • Lothar (German)
  • Lotario (Italian/Spanish)
  • Lotário (Portuguese)