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Gender: M Meaning of Lorcan: "little, fierce" Origin of Lorcan: Irish

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Lorcan is a name rich in Irish history as belonging to several kings, including the grandfather of the most famous high king of Ireland, Brian Boru. Lorcan O'Toole, known in English as Laurence O'Toole, is the patron saint of Dublin, so it's not too surprising that Irish-born actor Peter O'Toole named his son Lorcan.

In the Harry Potter epic, Lorcan is the twin son of Luna Lovegood Scamander.

Strong, easy to pronounce and spell, Lorcan is an Irish name that would stand out from the more common crop of Connors and Liams.

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Famous People Named Lorcan

St. Lorcan Ua Tuathaill, Archbishop of Dublin
Lorcan Cranitch, Actor
Lorcan O'Toole, Actor
Lorcan Murray, Broadcaster
Lorcan Wyre, Horse Jockey
Lorcan Roche, Author and Playwright
Lorcan O'Herlihy, award winning Irish-American Architect

Pop Culture References for the Name Lorcan

Lorcan Scamander- Character in Harry Potter twin brother of Lysander
Lorcan Foley Senior and Lorcan Foley Junior- Characters in Irish soap opera 'Fair City'
Lorcan- Character in the 2008 film "Summer Of The Flying Saucer" played by Dan Colley.
Lorcan- Character in the 1951 film "Talk Of A Million" played by Alfie Bass.
Lorcan Barnes- Character who appeared in one episode of the USA TV series "JAG" in 1995, played by Harry Von Gorkum.
Dr. Lorcan O'Brien- Character in the Irish RTÉ TV series "The Clinic",played by Mark Dymond.
Fr. Lorcan O'Carroll- Character in Annie Mc.Cartney's novel "Desire Lines".
Lorcan Larkin - Character in Marian Keyes' novel "Last Chance Saloon".
Lorcan Furey- Character in Justin Somper's novel "Vampirates:Demons Of The ocean".