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Lorna Meaning and Origin

Lorna is a great option for those wanting something short and sweet with vintage vibes. The name Lorna is a girl’s name meaning “laurel tree and is of Scottish origin. A feminine form of Lorne and from the Scottish place name Lorn. Alternatively, the name Lorna is believed to have originated from the Scottish place name “Lorne,” which refers to a region in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It is derived from the Gaelic word “latharn,” which means “fox.” As a result, Lorna is sometimes associated with the meaning “fox.” Lorna has been a moderately popular name in English-speaking countries, particularly in the United Kingdom. Its popularity peaked in the mid-20th century and has declined somewhat since then. However, it still remains in use today. The name Lorna gained significant popularity due to its association with the character Lorna Doone from the eponymous novel “Lorna Doone” by Richard Doddridge Blackmore. The novel, published in 1869, tells the story of a young woman named Lorna Doone who falls in love with a man from a rival family.

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