Boy Names baby nameLogan

What does the name Logan mean?

The different meanings of the name Logan are:
  • Celtic - Gaelic meaning: Hollow
  • English meaning: Small Cove, Hollow
The meaning of the name “Logan” is different in several languages, countries and cultures and has more than one possibly same or different meanings available.

Additional information: The name Logan was originally a Scottish surname, which in turn was derived from a town in East Ayrshire, Scotland. The place name came from the Gaelic Iagan, which means ‘from the hollow.’ Logan is sometimes misspelled as ‘Loagan’ and ‘Logen’, along with errors such as ‘Lgoan’ being common during typing. Nicknames for Logan are generally a single syllable of the full name, such as ‘Lo’ or ‘Loag’. If you are looking for names similar to Logan, both ‘Shelby’ and ‘Cory’ are gender neutral names that mean ‘hollow’. Alternatively, as the given name Logan is a surname, names such as ‘Adam’ and ‘James’ are also comparable.

Typically, Logan is used as a boy’s name; it was the thirteenth most popular boy’s name in the USA in 2014, and was among the top 100 most popular names for boys in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and New Zealand in the same year. However, the USA saw a marked increase of girls named Logan in the late 1980s, with Logan being the 391st most popular girls name in 2014.

Logan Lerman, best known for his role in the Percy Jackson films, is one of many celebrities with the name Logan. Other famous Logans include Logan Browning (actress), Logan Bailly (Belgian football player), Logan Mankins (American football player), and Logan West (Miss Teen USA 2012).

The fictional superhero Wolverine goes by the name Logan – other fictional characters named Logan include the eponymous character in the dystopian novel Logan’s Run, Logan Echolls from Veronica Mars, and the main character from Call of Duty: Ghosts.

In West Virginia, the small town of Logan was the site of the murder of Mamie Thurman in 1932, and residents claim that her ghost can still be seen wandering around the hills where she was murdered.