Lorna

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Female Female Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish
Finland Finnish

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Origin and Meaning

Fantasy name invented by Richard Doddridge Blackmore for the heroine of his novel Lorna Doone (1869)

Blackmore seems to have derived the name from the Scottish placename Lorn/Lorne (Gaelic Latharna), a territory in Argyll [1] [2] [3]

The place name means '(Territory of) the people of Loarn Mór ('the great fox')' [4]

Fox
Fox
Image by Martin Mecnarowski,[5]
licensed under Creative Commons

Related Names

Lorna
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Lorna
Genitive: Lornas
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Lorna
Genitive: Lornan
Partitive: Lornaa
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Lorna
Genitive: Lornas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Lorna
Genitive: Lornas

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[6]
108 159 108 159 0 0
Denmark Denmark[7]
41
n.a.
41
n.a.
0
n.a.
Finland Finland[8]
n.a.
51
n.a.
51 0 0
Iceland Iceland[9]
5 6
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[10]
0 3
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[11]
n.a.
n.a.
66
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Lorna.


References

  1. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  4. A. D. Mills: Oxford Dictionary of British Place Names (2003)
  5. Wikimedia Commons: Image by Martin Mecnarowski (www.photomecan.eu), source & license
  6. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  7. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  8. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  9. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  10. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  11. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no