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What does Lorna mean?

Lorna Pronunciation of Lorna 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. Also form of Laura.


ASSOCIATED WITH scottish, heroine, 19th century, novel (literary)



SEE ALSO Lauren, Loren


(female) Lorda, ..

(male) Lorny, ..

Lorna Blanca (L.B.), ..

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)

Lorna reached its apex rank of #330 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not in the list currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lorna name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Lorna are Lauren (#171 LAST YEAR), Laura (#340) and Loren (#1932). Usage of these relations of Lorna reached its highest in 1990 (AVERAGE #639) and is now significantly diminished (#1110, DOWN 90.4%), 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 sound-alike 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, Leona, Leowna, Liana, Lina, Liora, Lira, Lona, Lonna, Lora, Loraina, Loranna, Loren, Lorena, Lorene, Lorenia, Lorenn, Lorenna, Lori, Loria, Lorian, Loriana, Lorie, Lorin, Lorinda, Lorine, Lorita, Lorne, Lorra, Lorrina, Loryn, Lovina, Lowra, Lynna, Mirna, Moina, Morena, Morna, Moyna, Murna, Nona, Nonna, Norna, Oona, Roana, Ronna, Tona, Virna, Yona and Zona. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lorna.