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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 Luft, American singer and actress; daughter of Judy Garland and Sid Luft
Lorna Jane Clarkson, Australian fashion designer of brand Lorna Jane
Lorna Tonks, English-Australian swimmer
Lorna J. Kesterson, American journalist and politician
Lorna Maitland, American actress
Lorna Doom, American bassist of band the Germs
Lorna Tolentino (born Victoria Lorna Aluquin-Fernandez), Filipina actress

Pop Culture References for the name Lorna

Lorna Buckett, character on TV's"Doctor Who"
Lorna Cartwright, character on British soap "EastEnders"
Lorna Dane, aka Polaris, character in X-Men comics
Lorna Doone aka Lady Lorna Dugal, main character in "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"
Lorna, character in the animated mini-series "Over the Garden Wall"
Lorna Thompson, character on British TV series "Cuckoo"
"Lorna," 1964 film and its main character, played by Lorna Maitland