English literary name
"bay laurel"

Lorna Origin and Meaning

The name Lorna is girl's name of English origin.
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. Lorna Simpson is an important contemporary American artist.

While not strictly from Scotland, many consider Lorna to be one of the most tradtional Scottish names for girls

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Famous People Named Lorna

  • Lorna LuftAmerican singer and actress; daughter of Judy Garland and Sid Luft
  • Lorna Jane ClarksonAustralian fashion designer of brand Lorna Jane
  • Lorna TonksEnglish,Australian swimmer
  • Lorna J. KestersonAmerican journalist and politician
  • Lorna MaitlandAmerican actress
  • Lorna DoomAmerican bassist of band the Germs
  • Lorna Tolentino (born Victoria Lorna AluquinFernandez), Filipina actress
  • Lorna SimpsonAmerican artist

Lorna in Pop Culture

  • Lorna Buckettcharacter on TV's"Doctor Who"
  • Lorna Cartwrightcharacter on British soap "EastEnders"
  • Lorna Daneaka Polaris, character in X,Men comics
  • Lorna Doone aka Lady Lorna Dugalmain character in "Lorna Doone" (1869)
  • Lorna MoonMoody's mistress in Odets's "Golden Boy" (1937)
  • Lorna Morellocharacter in Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black"
  • Lorna Phillipscharacter from the film "Running On Empty"
  • Lornacharacter in the animated mini,series "Over the Garden Wall"
  • Lorna Thompsoncharacter on British TV series "Cuckoo"
  • "Lorna" 1964 film and its main character, played by Lorna Maitland
  • Lorna McNessiedaughter of the Loch Ness Monster in "Monster High" show and series
  • Lornacharacter in "Meat Man" in Bob's Burgers
  • Lorna Bowcharacter in Taboo (TV Series)