"small hollow"

Logan Origin and Meaning

The name Logan is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "small hollow".

Logan started climbing in the mid-70s and shot up to the Top 5 in 2017. Now, Logan's popularity has settled back down to the Top 50 in the US and the Top 100 in other English-speaking countries.

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, though Succession patriarch Logan Roy may have given the name a harder edge.

Logan originated as a Scottish surname which was derived from a place of that name in Ayrshire. The place name came from lagan, a Scottish Gaelic diminutive of lag, meaning "hollow." Alternate spellings include Logon, Logen, and Logyn, which is more common among girls.

Logan is also used for girls, but less so now than it was in the mid-nineties. A little over ten percent of the baby Logans today are female, down from about 15 percent in 1995.

# 39 in the US

Logan Rank in US Top 1000

# 120 on Nameberry

Logan Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Logan Popularity

Famous People Named Logan

  • Logan (Taha,yu,ta), 18th,century Iroquois leader whose speech Logan's Lament was used for several generations in US public schools as exemplary oratory
  • Logan Wade LermanAmerican actor
  • Logan MarshallGreen, American actor
  • Logan Phillip HendersonAmerican actor and singer
  • Logan Lee MankinsAmerican NFL football player
  • Logan Daniel RyanAmerican NFL football player
  • Logan Allen PauseAmerican soccer player
  • Logan EmoryAmerican soccer player
  • Logan CoutureCanadian ice hockey player
  • Logan Brownson of TV personalities Kody and Janelle Brown of "Sister Wives"
  • Logan Arwin Westerholt (b. 2011)son of musicians Robert Westerholt and Sharon den Adel of Within Temptation
  • Logan Phineas Followill (b. 2012)son of American musician Nathan Followill
  • Logan Vincent Herbert (b. 2013)son of singer Tamar Braxton and producer Vincent Herbert
  • Logan Page (b. 2016)son of actor Samuel Page

Logan in Pop Culture

  • Logan Huntzbergercharacter on TV's "Gilmore Girls"
  • Hortense 'Logan' Mitchellmain character on TV's "Big Time Rush"
  • Logan McEntirecharacter in "Defiance", from C. J. Redwine
  • Logan Thibaultmain character in book/film "The Lucky One"
  • Logan Brunocharacter in the "The Babysitters Club" series
  • Logan Echollscharacter on TV's "Veronica Mars"
  • Logan (James Howlett) aka Wolverinecharacter in the Marvel Universe
  • Logan Calecharacter on TV's "Dark Angel"
  • Logan Fellcharacter on TV's "The Vampire Diaries"
  • Logan Reececharacter on TV's "Zoey 101"
  • Logan Watsonmain character on TV's "I Didn't Do It"
  • Logan Huntercharacter on TV's "Shake It Up"
  • Logan Evanscharacter on TV's "One Tree Hill"
  • Logan Killickscharacter in the book "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston
  • "Logan's Run" 1976 American science fiction film
  • Logan 5a Sandman in "Logan's Run"
  • Logancharacter in Aphmau's YouTube series
  • Loganthe name of Thomas Sanders personality "Logic"
  • Logan Nicholas DanversCharacter in Kelley Armstrong "Women of the Otherworld"
  • Logan Barry Bushrecurring rival to Louise Belcher on American cartoon "Bob's Burgers"
  • Logancharacter in "Hobo with a Shotgun"
  • Logan Deloscharacter in HBO's "Westworld"

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