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Gender: FOrigin of Lorna: English literary name
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Lorna, invented for the 1869 novel Lorna Doone by R. D. Blackmore, and perpetuated as the name of a shortbread cookie, has been in baby name limbo for quite some time. JudyGarland chose the name for her younger daughter.
Lorna Doone (really Lady Lorna Dugal), eponymous heroine of the R. D. Blackmore novel of 1869
Lorna Dane, aka Polaris, from the X-Men comics
Lorna Buckett, from Doctor Who
Lorna Moon, mistress to boxing manager TomMoody in Clifford Odets's play 'Golden Boy' (1937)
Lorna Cartwright, character on the BBC soap opera 'EastEnders'
Lorna Morello, character from Netflix original show "Orange is the NewBlack"