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Gender: M Pronunciation: LOCK-lin Meaning of Lachlan: "from the fjord-land" Origin of Lachlan: Scottish Lachlan's Popularity in 2014: #904

Lachlan is as Scottish as haggis and tartan plaid kilts, a favorite used throughout England, Scotland, Australia and New Zealand, and just beginning to be noticed in the US -- it reached the Top 1000 for the first time in 2013. An ancient name, Lachlan was originally used to describe the Viking invaders of Scotland, those from the land of the lochs.

In Ireland, the name was Anglicized as Laughlin; in Scotland the pet forms are Lach, Lachie or Lockie.

Lachlan has been a top name in Australia for at least a decade and is currently Number 3 there. It has been in the headlines recently via the eldest son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

Somewhat surprisingly, Lachlan has US presidential cred, as the son of tenth president John Tyler, whose other children included a Lyon, a Letitia, a Tazewell and a Pearl.

Famous People Named Lachlan

Lachlan Macquarie, Australian politician; Governor of New South Wales
Lachlan Buchanan, Australian actor
Lachlan Keeffe, Australian rules footballer
Lachlan Hansen, Australian rules footballer
Lachlan Plowman, Australian rules footballer
Lachlan "Lachie" David Turner, Australian rugby union player
Lachlan West, member of Australian band The Griswolds
Lachlan Keith Murdoch, son of Australian media magnate Rupert Murdoch
Lachlan Tyler, son of 10th U.S. President John Tyler

Pop Culture References for the name Lachlan

This name has dropped to #11 in Australia as of 2014.
Lachlan Luthor, character on TV's "Smallville"
Lachlan "Lachie" Fraser, character on Australian soap "Home and Away"
Lachlan Moore, character on TV's "Jane the Virgin" 2014-2015.

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