Lorne - Meaning of Lorne
[ 1 syll. lor-ne, lo-rne ] The baby boy name Lorne is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is LAORN †. Lorne is an English name of Latin and Scottish origin. From Scottish roots, its meaning is from Lorne; Marquis of Lorne. The first name is ultimately derived from the Scottish place name Lorne in Argyll, via the title Marquis of Lorne. The title was borne by the first Governor-General of Canada, John Campbell (1845-1914), and thus the name became rather common among Canadians.
In addition, Lorne is a variant of the name Laurence (English and French) in the English language.
The name Lorna (English and Scottish) is the female form of Lorne.
Lorn (English variant spelling) is another form of Lorne.
Lorne is rare as a baby name for boys. At the modest peak of its usage in 1966, 0.010% of baby boys were given the name Lorne. Its ranking then was #559. The baby name has since suffered a marked fall in popularity, and is today of irregular use. Out of all boy names in its group, Lorne was nonetheless the most commonly used in 2018. Lorne has in the past century been predominantly given to baby boys.
Baby names that sound like Lorne include Lorn, Larn, Larne, Larin, Larmyne, Larone, Larrmen, Larrmine, Larrmyne, Larrone, Laryn, Lauren, Laurent, Laurin, Lawren, Lawrien, LeeRon, Leeran, Leeron, and Leran.
† Pronunciation for Lorne: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"
Details of famous persons named Lorne:
Actor Lorne Greene, born Lyon Himan "Chaim" Green, February 12, 1915 - September 11, 1987, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
TV Producer Lorne Michaels, born Lorne Lipowitz, 17 November 1944, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.