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.
The first thing you should know if you are considering Logan for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Logan is a boy name.
The name Logan is of Celtic - Gaelic , English origins, which means it has more than one root, and is used mostly in English speaking countries but also in a few other countries and languages of the world.
If you consider naming your baby Logan we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Logan Name Meaning
The meaning of Logan has more than one different etymologies. It has same or different meanings in other countries and languages. The different meanings of the name Logan are:
Celtic - Gaelic meaning: Hollow
English meaning: Small Cove, Hollow
Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Logan and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Logan and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Logan is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Popularity of the Name Logan
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Logan displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Logan Boy Name Popularity Chart
Logan Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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