"little, fierce"

Lorcan Origin and Meaning

The name Lorcan is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "little, fierce".

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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Lorcan Popularity

Famous People Named Lorcan

  • Saint Lorcan Ua TuathaillArchbishop of Dublin
  • Lorcan CranitchIrish actor
  • Lorcan Ó Muireadhaigh (born Laurence Patrick Murray)Irish priest and activist
  • Lorcan O'HerlihyIrish,American architect
  • Lorcan RobbinsIrish politician
  • Lorcan TuckerIrish cricketer
  • Lorcan Patrick O'Toole (b. 1983)British actor; son of actor Peter O'Toole
  • Dexter Henry Lorcan Costello (b. 2006)son of singers Elvis Costello and Diana Krall

Lorcan in Pop Culture

  • Lorcan Scamandercharacter in "Harry Potter," twin brother of Lysander
  • Lorcan Foley Sr. and Jr.characters in Irish soap opera "Fair City"
  • Lorcancharacter in the 2008 film "Summer of the Flying Saucer"
  • Lorcancharacter in the 1951 film "Talk of a Million"
  • Lorcan Barnescharacter who appeared in one episode of TV's "JAG"
  • Dr. Lorcan O'Briencharacter in the Irish RTÉ TV series "The Clinic"
  • Fr. Lorcan O'Carrollcharacter in Annie Mc.Cartney's "Desire Lines"
  • Lorcan Larkincharacter in Marian Keyes' "Last Chance Saloon"
  • Lorcan Fureycharacter in Justin Somper's "Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean"
  • Lorcana half,devil character in Erin M. Evans' book series "Brimstone Angels"
  • Lorcancharacter in Sarah J Maas' book series "Throne of Glass"
  • Lorcancursed Dragon,Boy character in C. M. Lucas book series, "Mist & Whispers"