Lorcan

Meaning of the Irish name Lorcan. Listen and learn how to pronounce Lorcan so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: Means “”silent”” or “”fierce”” and was probably used as a nickname for a “”brave warrior.”” Sometimes equated with Laurence, Lorcan is a name in its own right. One Lorcan was the grandfather ofBrian Boru, two kings of Leinster bore the name and St. Lorcan O’Tuathail, better known as St. Laurence O’Toole, was an influential bishop of Dublin and an important mediator between the Norman invaders and the Irish in the twelth century. The name is growing in popularity again in Ireland.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Lorcan

PRONUNCIATION: “”lor + can””

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AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Lorcan and read along with the meaning)

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