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What does Lorna mean?

Lorna /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.

Associated with: scottish, heroine, 19th century, novel (literary)


Lorna has 1 variant: Lorrna.

Affiliated girl names: Lauren, Loren and Laura.

Lorna has 1 masculine form: Lorne.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Loina, Lorda, ..

(male) Lorano, Lorny, ..

How popular is Lorna?

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name history of Lorna for girls. Lorna reached its apex rank of #330 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 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 history of Lorna and corresponding names. Popular alternative forms of Lorna are Lauren (#94 last year), Laura (#318) and Loren. Usage of these relations of Lorna reached its highest in 1990 (average #639) and is now significantly diminished (#1103, down 87.6%), with versions such as Laura becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lorna, Laura, Lauren, Loren in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Lorna is pronounced similarly to Laurnea. Other recommended names are Berna, Bogna, Carna, Corena, Corina, Corona, Dona, Dorena, Erna, Ioana, Iona, Johna, Jona, Jonna, Karna, Korina, Laina, Lanna, Larea, Larena, Larina, Larra, Leana, Leena, Lena, Lenna, Leona, Leowna, Leyna, Liana, Lina, Liora, Lira, Lona, Lonna, Lora, Loraina, Loranna, Lorena, Lorene, Lorenia, Lorenn, Lorenna, Lori, Loria, Lorian, Loriana, Lorie, Lorin, Lorinda, Lorine, Lorita, Lorne, Lorra, Lorrina, Loryn, Lovina, Lowra, Marna, Mirna, Moina, Morna, Moyna, Murna, Nona, Nonna, Norna, Oona, Roana, Ronna, Tona, Virna, Yona and Zona. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lorna.