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Gender: F Origin of Lorna: English literary name

One of those names like Pamela, Vanessa and Wendy, Lorna was invented for a particular literary character--the protagonist of the 1869 novel Lorna Doone by R. D. Blackmore--and then perpetuated as the name of a shortbread cookie. The author claimed to have based it on the Scottish place-name, Lorn. In baby name limbo for quite some time, it was chosen by Judy Garland for her younger daughter, Lorna Luft.

Famous People Named Lorna

Lorna Jane, founder of Australian fitness chain "Lorna Jane"
Lorna Luft, the younger daughter of Judy Garland

Pop Culture References for the name Lorna

Lorna Buckett, from "Doctor Who"
Lorna Cartwright, character on the BBC soap opera "EastEnders"
Lorna Dane, aka Polaris, from the X-Men comics
Lorna Doone (Lady Lorna Dugal), eponymous heroine of "Lorna Doone" (1869)
Lorna Moon, Moody's mistress in Odets's "Golden Boy" (1937)
Lorna Morello, character in Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black"
Lorna Phillips, character from the film "Running On Empty" played by Martha Plimpton.
Lorna, character featured in the animated mini-series "Over the Garden Wall"
Lorna Doom, bassist for the LA punk band the Germs
Lorna Thompson, character in BBC Three series "Cuckoo"