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Lorna

First Name
28k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Lorna mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Lorna

"Lorna" is a name of Scottish origin, and it means "Fox". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

Invented by R.D. Blackmore for his novel Lorna Doone, possibly from the Scottish place name Lorn(e) in Argyll.

  1. A female given name of mostly Scottish usage.

Notable Persons Named Lorna

Lorna Gray is an actress. Her career lasted from 1937 to 1951. Lorna was given the name Virginia Pound on July 26th, 1917 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States.

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Lorna Sally Dane is a comics character.

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Lorna Luft is an actress, author, and singer. She has been prominent since 1963. Lorna was born as the child of Judy Garland and Sidney Luft on November 21st, 1952 in Santa Monica, California, U.S.

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Lorna Patterson is an actress. She was most active from 1979 to 1993. Lorna was born on July 1st, 1956 in Whittier, California.

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Lorna Simpson is a in the fields of photography, film, and video. Lorna was born Lorna Simpson in 1960 in Brooklyn.

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How popular is the baby name Lorna in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1885 6 6 0
1888 6 6 0
1889 5 5 0
1891 8 8 0
1892 12 12 0
1893 17 17 0
1894 14 14 0
1895 19 19 0
1896 20 20 0
1897 24 24 0
1898 28 28 0
1899 21 21 0
1900 30 30 0
1901 26 26 0
1902 26 26 0
1903 31 31 0
1904 38 38 0
1905 31 31 0
1906 38 38 0
1907 41 41 0
1908 41 41 0
1909 51 51 0
1910 51 51 0
1911 85 85 0
1912 104 104 0
1913 109 109 0
1914 135 135 0
1915 204 204 0
1916 218 218 0
1917 211 211 0
1918 218 218 0
1919 222 222 0
1920 234 234 0
1921 277 277 0
1922 249 249 0
1923 364 364 0
1924 304 304 0
1925 334 334 0
1926 295 295 0
1927 320 320 0
1928 348 348 0
1929 296 296 0
1930 329 329 0
1931 389 389 0
1932 386 386 0
1933 324 324 0
1934 309 309 0
1935 330 330 0
1936 290 290 0
1937 311 311 0
1938 330 330 0
1939 367 367 0
1940 416 416 0
1941 464 464 0
1942 525 518 7
1943 441 441 0
1944 388 388 0
1945 427 427 0
1946 426 426 0
1947 475 475 0
1948 433 433 0
1949 441 441 0
1950 463 463 0
1951 515 515 0
1952 661 661 0
1953 719 719 0
1954 707 707 0
1955 740 740 0
1956 705 705 0
1957 758 758 0
1958 689 689 0
1959 691 691 0
1960 678 678 0
1961 591 591 0
1962 566 561 5
1963 483 483 0
1964 528 523 5
1965 509 509 0
1966 365 360 5
1967 366 366 0
1968 281 281 0
1969 295 295 0
1970 234 234 0
1971 207 207 0
1972 173 173 0
1973 125 125 0
1974 145 145 0
1975 133 133 0
1976 104 104 0
1977 99 99 0
1978 98 98 0
1979 80 80 0
1980 84 84 0
1981 93 93 0
1982 75 75 0
1983 91 91 0
1984 108 108 0
1985 111 111 0
1986 116 116 0
1987 79 79 0
1988 78 78 0
1989 82 82 0
1990 68 68 0
1991 72 72 0
1992 77 77 0
1993 92 92 0
1994 79 79 0
1995 69 69 0
1996 88 88 0
1997 62 62 0
1998 62 62 0
1999 78 78 0
2000 69 69 0
2001 80 80 0
2002 64 64 0
2003 81 81 0
2004 65 65 0
2005 69 69 0
2006 67 67 0
2007 51 51 0
2008 46 46 0
2009 38 38 0
2010 32 32 0
2011 28 28 0
2012 47 47 0
2013 39 39 0
2014 34 34 0
2015 36 36 0
2016 27 27 0

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Popularity of Lorna as a first name

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Common last names for Lorna

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Fun Facts about the name Lorna

  • How Popular is the name Lorna? Lorna is the 1,407th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Lorna have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 28,157 babies born with the first name Lorna in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lorna to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lorna? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1885 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Lorna first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lorna is Wednesday, March 17th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Lorna born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lorna was in 1957 with a total of 758 babies.
  • Random Lorna Factoid: According to the 1924 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lorna ranks 102nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, 13 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1924.
  • Weird things about the name Lorna: Your name in reverse order is Anrol. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ranlo. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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