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

The name Lorcan is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "little, fierce". Lorcan and is often added to lists like Best Cool Unusual Boys' Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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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

Saint Lorcan Ua Tuathaill, Archbishop of Dublin
Lorcan Cranitch, Irish actor
Lorcan Ó Muireadhaigh (born Laurence Patrick Murray), Irish priest and activist
Lorcan O'Herlihy, Irish-American architect
Lorcan Robbins, Irish politician
Lorcan Tucker, Irish 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

Pop Culture References for the name Lorcan

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