Logan is a a bright and cheerful Scottish surname that originated from a place of that name in Ayrshire. Logan has been climbing steadily since the mid-70s; it has been in the Top 20 since 2006, is #20 now and could be heading higher. Not surprisingly, Logan is mega-popular in its native Scotland--now Number 4--but also in Canada, ranking Number 6 in 2010.
The mutant character Wolverine, known as Logan, based on the X-Men comics and played by Hugh Jackman on film, has had a considerable impact on the name. There were also attractive guys named Logan on Veronica Mars and Gilmore Girls.
Logan is also used for girls, but less so now than it was in the mid-nineties.
Logan, With its appealing Scottish burr, is a very hot boys' name -- it's in the national Top 20 and heading for #1 in some states -- can also make a rich and resonant choice for a girl.