Quick Facts on Brogan
- Celtic, Gaelic, Irish
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Characteristics of Brogan
Etymology & Historical Origin - Brogan
Brogan is the transferred use of an Irish clan name from the sept “Ó Brógáin” (descendents of Brógáin) with debatable etymologies. Traditionally the name traces back to Broccán Clóen, a 6th century Irish cleric and scribe of St. Patrick who came to be known as St. Brogan. The Ó Brógáin family name could be derivative of the Gaelic word “bróg” meaning “shoe” in reference to shoemakers. St. Brogan’s Gaelic name Broccán could come from the Gaelic word “broc” meaning “badger”, an animal sacred to the Celts. We have also read that Ó Brógáin literally translates to descendents of the “young sorrowful one”. Most likely we think the personal name Brógán means “little shoe” from the aforementioned Gaelic “bróg” plus the Gaelic diminutive “-án” suffix meaning little. In honor of the saint, it seems Brogan can be used for either boys or girls and has a history of being unisex in Great Britain and Ireland.
Popularity of the Name Brogan
Brogan is new to the American list of names, and it’s pretty much considered exclusively masculine here in the States. The name first appeared on the charts in 2008 and is still only used with very light frequency. In other words, Brogan is not one of the more popular surnames-turned-first-names in circulation right now. But it’s certainly more original than the overused Logan. Brogan is one of the more distinctly Irish sounding of all the surnames and akin to names like Finnegan, Sullivan, Keegan and Teagan. As such, Brogan might sound funny on a kid without Irish heritage. We also think it’s too masculine sounding as a girl’s name (but some parents prefer this). It’s all about that manly “Bro” suffix; friends of your teenaged Brogan are destined to call him “Bro”. You might also want to consider Brogan as a name for your pet amphibian. Why? “Broga” is the Welsh word for “frog”. You know what happens to frogs, right? They grow up to become princes.
Popularity of the Boy Name Brogan
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Brogan
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Brogan
Brogan We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Brogan.
Popular Songs on Brogan
Brogan - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Brogan.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Brogan
Brogan - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Brogan.
Famous People Named Brogan
Famous People Named Brogan - Saint Brogan (Irish saint)
Children of Famous People Named Brogan
Famous People Who Named Their Son Brogan - Wally Kurth (daytime actor)
Brogan - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Brogan - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Brogan.
Personality of the Boy Name Brogan
The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.
Variations of the Baby Name - Brogan