Lorna Name Meaning & Origin

Lorna

Pronunciation: LOHR-nə, LAWR-nə (key)

Looking for the perfect name? Try the Name MatchMaker to find the perfect baby name for you!

NameVoyager

US Popularity of Lorna Over Time

Sister & Brother Names

Know a Lorna? What are her siblings named?

Name Lists Featuring Lorna

Contribute your knowledge to the name Lorna

Comments and insights on the name Lorna
Personal experiences with the name Lorna
Nicknames for Lorna

Lorna Loo, Lornie, Lorns, Lorna-berry, Lo, Lolo, Lori, Lola, Lorna Doone

Meanings and history of the name Lorna

The name Lorna appears first in Blackmore's "Lorna Doone". It is sometimes considered a variation of "Laura" (the laurel), or is given its own meaning of "lovelorn".
It should be noted that Blackmore appears to have derived the name for a Scottish placename Lorn/Lorne. Lorne is an ancient district in the west of Scotland.

Famous real-life people named Lorna

Lorna Luft, Actress

Lorna in song, story & screen

"Lorna Doone" a novel by Richard Doddridge Blackmore was published in 1869.
Lorna Morello, character in the TV series "Orange is the New Black" played by Yael Stone.
Lorna Cole, character in the movie Leath Weapon 4, 1998, played by Rene Russo
Lorna Dane, a Marvel Comics character introduced in 1968, also known as Polaris

No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
64
No Way
Definitely

Smart?

69
No Way
Definitely

Sexy?

63
No Way
Definitely

Friendly?

64
No Way
Definitely

Creative?

62
No Way
Definitely

Strong?

57
No Way
Definitely

Young?

61
No Way
Definitely

Sophisticated?