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I have a set of rather old dictionaries and in the back they have a listing of names, masculine and feminine of course. For each name they have pronunciation, meaning, other spellings, and history/origin sometimes. Anyway, for the name Lorna, it says that it means 'Lost'.
Episodic  1/2/2005
There's a girl in my class called Lorna. It is a pretty and uncommon name but I find it kind of hard to pronounce. Also it is very similar to Laura when you say it, which puts me off the name as I don't like Laura.
emeraldstar  7/18/2006
It's a very beautiful name. When I picture a "Lorna" I picture a very beautiful, clear-skinned girl with flowing dark hair standing on a mountain on a stormy evening. It's very romantic and dramatic!
― Anonymous User  8/18/2006
When you say LORNA, I think of Doom. Because of Lorna Doone. I haven't read it but I've seen the Blurb. No offense to the Lornas though.
― Anonymous User  3/26/2007
Even though my name is Lorna. I don't like it. It isn't original. To all the people who don't like the name, I don't either so I agree. But I have to live with it. For the people who think they have an image of what a 'Lorna' looks like, everyone is different. Me? I sit on a computer, have boy-short dirty blonde hair and wear glasses. That should give you a pretty good image of a Lorna.
Ezara  4/9/2007
Lorna is such a lovely name, and I plan on using it one day. As a first name, it feels intelligent and feminine.
Calanthe  5/24/2007
A famous bearer of this name is Lorna Luft, born Nov 21, 1952, daughter of actress and singer Judy Garland and movie producer Sidney Luft.
BlueSomehow  8/6/2007
Lorna "Polaris" Dane, a Marvel Comics superhero best known as a member of the X-Men. Her powers are magnetic-based. Magneto is her father. She has green hair.
FMRadio  3/16/2008
"Lorna Doone" is also a brand of cookies.
FMRadio  3/16/2008
The name doesn't sound very pleasant, and it's hopelessly old-fashioned.
slight night shiver  4/27/2008
In the novel, Lorna's maternal grandfather had the title Earl of Lorne. She was named for her mother's family.
Kate  5/30/2008
After what I've read Lorna means 'Fox', that is one of the reasons I like it, it feels is so strong.
10Katta12  7/12/2009
Lorna was coined by Richard Blackmore for his book (1869) of the same name. It is believed to be derived from Lorne, an ancient district in Scotland. The place name is said to be derived from a legendary figure Loarn mac Eirc, who was ruler of the Scottish Kingdom of Dál Riata and was also known as Loarn Mor "The Great Fox." There's the connection between Lorna and fox. [noted -ed]
BelleLilas  1/30/2016
Lorna is a lovely name and also my older sister's. It is strange how people think of a fair skinned girl with dark hair as a Lorna because that is just like my sister.
fifi5  8/16/2010
Lorna Cole (played by Rene Russo) is the love interest of Sgt. Martin Riggs (played by Mel Gibson) in "Lethal Weapon 3".
erb816  6/9/2011
The name Lorna was given to 47 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/19/2013
My name is also Lorna, it means "Fox" and is of Scottish origin. I am British with Irish roots. I love my name dearly, as much as my American husband and friends do.

Also foxes have been my favourite animals long before I even knew my name's meaning. Originally I was going to be called Charlotte but my aunt on my mother's side said "Pfft! You're not calling her Charlotte." Thus wrote my name on my birth cradle.
I found out this tale from my grandma that was present. I'm royally grateful for my aunt picking my name, and my mum did admit she liked Lorna more in the end.
Lorna-RoseFoX  8/20/2014
The name Lorna was invented by R.D. Blackmore in 1869, for the character and title of his book, Lorna Doone. It is said that he adapted this name from the ancient Scottish town of Lorn/Lorne.
I don't know where the above got their information, but the name does not mean 'Fox'. Vixen, Todd and variants of the Scottish name Balgair mean 'fox' in the UK.
The 'meaning' of Lorna, if any, is 'lost/alone'.
― Anonymous User  2/18/2015
From what I've read, the place-name Lorne (and the various other spellings used) is a fairly ancient name. Things I've read indicate that it's possible that Lorne did, in fact, mean 'fox' but I've had trouble finding any concrete evidence. If it does mean 'fox' it was long enough ago that it is from a language that is no longer spoken.

On the other hand, I'm not finding any reliable sources that say Balgair means 'fox.'
Perhaps you (or someone else) knows of some reliable information concerning that?

As for Lorna meaning 'alone' or 'lost', that comes from trying to follow the name's etymology, but through a different language. It assumes the name either comes from, or was intentionally meant (by Blackmore, the author of _Lorna_Doone_) to come from, Old English. In that case, they are using the nearly obsolete word 'lorn' (but it survives in the word 'forlorn') and does in fact mean alone, lonely, or ruined.
AniMartin  11/17/2016
Lorna Fitzgerald is a British actress.
― Anonymous User  7/16/2015
The name Lorna was given to 35 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
My name is also Lorna and I have a beautiful surname so I feel unique!
On the internet I have only found one other person with my name and surname.
I'm British and my family pronounces Lorna more like Luna. I now live in Italy where they roll their "R" and I prefer it!
― Anonymous User  10/25/2016
Lorna Dane, known as Polaris, a member of the X-men. She is most recognized for her mutant powers to control magnetism like her birth father, Magento, and her green hair.
― Anonymous User  10/23/2017
Lorna is a character in the animated mini-series Over The Garden Wall. She's a young Victorian girl who lives with her terrifying Auntie Whispers.
maybepines  3/14/2018
My name is Lorna Lufi and I love my name. I am Albanian.
― Anonymous User  4/21/2018

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