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What does Lorna mean?

Lorna \l(o)-rna, lor-na\ as a girls' name is pronounced LOR-nah. It is of Scottish origin. Created by Blackmore from a Scottish place name, Lorn, and used for the heroine of his 19th-century romantic novel "Lorna Doone". Entertainer Lorna Luft.


Lorna has 1 variant: Lorrna.

For more information, see also related girl names Lauren, Loren and Laura.

Lorna has 1 masculine form: Lorne.


Lorna is a very popular first name for females (#572 out of 4276, Top 13%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Lorna for girls. Lorna was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its apex rank of #333 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lorna name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lorna outside U.S.

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Lorna and corresponding names. Popular alternative forms of Lorna are Lauren (#94 last year), Laura (#318) and Loren. Usage of these girl names reached its highest in 1990 (usage of 0.611%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.397%, down 35%), with the versions Laura, Loren and Lorna becoming less trendy. Lauren (#94) is the most chic birth name in this list. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Laura, Lauren, Loren, Lorna in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Laura, Lauren, Lorna outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Larena, Larina, Lona, Lonna, Lora, Loraina, Loranna, Lorena, Lorene, Lorenia, Lorenn, Lorenna, Loria, Lorian, Loriana, Lorin, Lorine, Lorne, Lorra, Lorrina, Loryn, Morna and Norna. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lorna.