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Quick Facts on Logan

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Gaelic, Irish, Scottish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 17
LOH- gən
Simple meaning:
Descendent of the warrior; or Little hollow

Characteristics of Logan

  • The Master Builder
  • Leader
  • Large Undertakings
  • Confidence
  • Discipline
  • Organization

Etymology & Historical Origin - Logan

O’Logan and Logan are Gaelic surnames appearing in both Ireland and Scotland. The etymology of the clan name is still up for debate, but we found several theories circulating about. In Ireland, for instance, the surname is believed to have evolved from O'Leoghain meaning “descendent of the warrior”. In Scotland, Clan Logan may have derived their name from “the lands of Logan” in present Ayrshire (southwest Scotland), a topographical surname from the Gaelic “log” (hollow) plus the “-an” diminutive – thus meaning “little hollow” (signifying a small hollow place, or meadow, encircled by higher grounds). The Logan clan’s motto is “Hoc Majorum Virtus” which translates to: “This is the valor of my ancestors.” Finally, the surname “de Logan” apparently existed in Normandy prior to the Norman Conquest of England (in the 11th century) and Ireland (in the 12th century), suggesting that it was they (the Normans) who brought this common surname over to Great Britain and Ireland. In any case, the first recorded spelling of Logan as a surname appeared in the early 13th century in Scotland. Only in recent years has Logan transformed into a masculine given name (it’s considered unisex only in the United States). The name is most popular for baby boys in Scotland and Canada right now (ranked #5 in both countries). It’s also a favorite in the United States, England, Australia and Northern Ireland. The United States is the only country where Logan is also bestowed on baby girls with any regularity.

Popularity of the Name Logan

Although unisex, Logan is far more popular for boys than for girls (more than 20 times more popular, in fact). It also sounds much more masculine, so we like it better for baby boys. Not to mention so do other English-speaking countries. The United States is the only nation that actually does occasionally use Logan for baby girls. Everywhere else, Logan is squarely masculine. It is a boy’s name that ranks high in Scotland (4th most popular male name in 2011) and Canada, in particular, but also England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Logan is also quite popular for baby boys down under in Australia. Adding more weight to the masculine argument, Logan has shown up on the American male naming charts since the 19th century (while for girls, the name has only been in use since 1988). For girl’s, the name has been waning in popularity, while interest in the name for baby boys has grown. Remarkably, Logan is a Top 20 choice for boys in America right now. That is quite a feat.
Popularity of the Boy Name Logan
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Logan

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Logan

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Logan

    Logan We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Logan.

  • Popular Songs on Logan

    Popular Songs on Logan

    Logan’s Run - A song by Bad Astronaut

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Logan

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Logan

    Logan And The Magic Fish (Otto Scamfer) - Join Logan on an exciting fishing expedition in the Pacific Northwest on the cool waters of Blue Lake. Logan's trip becomes strange and wondrous when he catches a large orange fish who claims to be magic. The creature grants Logan three wishes if the boy will let him go. Logan gladly agrees, but all is not what it seems. Is the fish truly a magic fish? Logan begins to have his doubts. You can help him decide! Recommended for ages 4-8.

    The Skunk Picture Logan and Ellie (Stephanie Walker) - Kindle edition. Let your children follow Logan and Ellie, 7 year old twins as they grow and learn valuable life lessons together. Each entertaining story has a positive lesson that your child will learn and be able to implement in their own lives. Also provided at the end of each story are questions you can use to make sure your child understood the moral and reinforce the lessons being taught. I hope your children love each story as Logan and Ellie teaches and entertains them. Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • Famous People Named Logan

    Famous People Named Logan

    Famous People Named Logan - We cannot find any significantly famous people by the name of Logan.

  • Children of Famous People Named Logan

    Children of Famous People Named Logan

    Famous People who Named their Son Logan - Robert Plant (musician)

  • Historic Figures

    Logan - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Logan the Orator (circa 1723 - 1780) - Logan the Orator was a Native American Indian most known for his famous speech "Logan's Lament." Considered a "Mingo" (a group of Iroquoian Indians who migrated west to the Ohio Country), many of his family and community members were murdered by a group of white settlers at the Yellow Creek Massacre (1774). After a retaliation known as "Logan's Revenge", Logan then gave his "Lament" speech which read in part: "I appeal to any white man to say, if ever he entered Logan's cabin hungry, and he gave him not meat; if ever he came cold and naked, and he clothed him not. During the course of the last long and bloody war, Logan remained idle in his cabin, an advocate for peace. Such was my love for the whites, that my countrymen pointed as they passed, and said, Logan is the friend of the white men. I have even thought to live with you but for the injuries of one man. Col. Cresap, the last spring, in cold blood, and unprovoked, murdered all the relations of Logan, not sparing even my women and children. There runs not a drop of my blood in the veins of any living creature. This has called on me for revenge. I have sought it: I have killed many: I have fully glutted my vengeance. For my country, I rejoice at the beams of peace. But do not harbour a thought that mine is the joy of fear. Logan never felt fear. He will not turn on his heel to save his life. Who is there to mourn for Logan? Not one." This speech was later reprinted by Thomas Jefferson in 1782 in his "Notes on the State of Virginia" book.

Personality of the Boy Name Logan

The Master Number Twenty-Two combines the traits of Twos and Fours into a powerful force. The references to The Master Builder and "large undertakings" serve to underscore the massive potential of this personality. They are extremely capable and therefore almost always successful. Twenty-Twos are courageous leaders, innovative thinkers, extremely wise and highly organized. As such, they are able to manifest something of major importance that will have a lasting impact on this world. Master Numbers carry with them a great sense of responsibility, so it can be a burden. However, Twenty-Twos are executors and action-takers. Further, this personality exhibits traits of the Twos, which brings sensitivity, spirituality and harmony, so their endeavors are likely to benefit mankind in some capacity.

Variations of the Baby Name - Logan

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