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What does Lorne mean?

Lorne Pronunciation of Lorne as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Lorne) is pronounced lorn. It is of Scottish origin. Place name (see Lorna); also a variant of Lawrence (Latin) "from Laurentum". Familiar since the 1960s due to actor Lorne Greene. TV producer Lorne Michaels.




VARIANTS Lorn, Lornell

RELATIONS VIA LAWRENCE Larance, Laranz, Larenz, Larrey, Larry, Lars, Laurie, Lawrie, Lon, Lonny, Lorance, Lorant, Loren, Lorenc, Lorence, Lorencz, Lorens, Lorentz, Lorenz, Lorenzen, Lorenzo, Lorin, Loritz, Lorrence, Lorrenz, Lorry, Lowrance

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(female) Lorle, ..

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How popular is Lorne?

Lorne is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#101157 out of 150436, Top 67%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Lorne entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its apex rank of #646 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not found in the list currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Larry (#706 IN 2018), Lars (#1756), Laurie, Lawrence (#498), Lon, Lonny, Loren (#1988), Lorenz, Lorenzo (#174), Lorin and Lorn are the popular varying forms of Lorne ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Laranz, are uncommon. These relations of Lorne were at the top of their popularity in the 1940s (AVERAGE #906) and are now significantly less widespread (#1593, 92.2% LESS USAGE), with forms like Lawrence becoming less fashionable. Lorenzo is the most chic name for newborns in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lorne, Larry, Lars, Laurie, Lawrence in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lon, Lonny, Loren, Lorenz, Lorenzo in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lorin, Lorn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lorne and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lorne is pronounced similarly to Liron. Other recommended sound-alike names are Arne, Berne, Bjorne, Boine, Boone, Borne, Bourne, Boyne, Burne, Byrne, Carne, Coyne, Doane, Donne, Herne, Laine, Lane, Larie, Larue, Layne, Leone, Lerone, Locke, Lodge, Loewe, Lon, Long, Lonn, Lonne, Lonnie, Lonny, Loran, Lorance, Lorant, Lord, Loren, Lorenc, Lorence, Loreno, Lorens, Lorent, Lorenz, Lorin, Loring, Loron, Lorren, Lorry, Loryn, Louie, Lowe, Roane, Roone, Thorne and Verne. These names tend to be more frequently used than Lorne.