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Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. LAWRN
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Meaning & History

From the title 'Marquis of Lorne', which was based on the Scottish place name Lorne, itself possibly derived from the name of the legendary king of Dál Riata, Loarn mac Eirc. This was the title of the first Governor General of Canada, where it has since been most frequently used as a given name. A famous bearer was the Canadian actor Lorne Greene (1915-1987).
VariantLorn
Feminine FormLorna

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