Lorna Name Meaning & Origin

Lorna

Pronunciation: LOHR-nə, LAWR-nə (key)

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Comments and insights on the name Lorna: | Edit

I have a friend who named her daughter Lorna Odyle. I love how old fashioned it sounds!

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My grandmother's name was Lorna. She was such an adorable character with a funny personality- definitely unique, just like her beautiful name!

"I was born in 1987. I do not know many people with the same name as mine, and i love that my name is so uncommon."

My Mum Loves to read and two of her favourite books are Lorna Doone and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. And so naturally she named me Lorna Rebecca and I grew up being called Lorna Becky by my family. I love my name it's so unusual but I do have to settle for Laura, Lauren and sometimes Leonie the problem with unusual names is no one can ever get it right or spell it, I've had countless Christmas cards with my name spelt as Loner.

I was given this name in 1969. Before me, was my Aunt Lorna, born in 1937. People often comment that it is a "pretty name" but then they call me "Mona" or "Lorena".

I'm 14 and have the name Lorna. I love it, but it has its downsides. Like when people can't figure out to spell or pronounce it even though if you sounded it out you could probably figure it out. Also, I'm so tired of people saying I have an old name. Yes, I realize that!

I used to hate my name when I was young because it was so old-fashioned. I've grown to like it. I like that it's unique, so if I hear someone calling for Lorna, I usually don't have to wonder if they are calling me or someone else. I also have a lot of people who can't spell it or think my name is Laura, Loren, Lorena, Laurna, or other similar names. Strangely enough, my daughter married a guy whose mother is also named Lorna.

Nicknames for Lorna: | Edit

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

Meanings and history of the name Lorna: | Edit

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: | Edit

Lorna Luft, Actress

Lorna in song, story & screen: | Edit

"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

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