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Gender: Male Meaning of Brogan: "small shoe" Origin of Brogan: Irish

The name Brogan is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "small shoe". Brogan and is often added to lists like Occupational Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Totally, Kinda, or No Way?".

From the experts:

Brogan is a cheerful Irish surname that would fit right in with the Logans and Br-starting names now trendy for boys. It's been on the pop list for the past three years, though it's sliding again. Its history includes Saint Brogan (Broccan in Gaelic), who was Saint Patrick's nephew and scribe.

In "Shrek Forever After" Brogan was an ogre voiced by Jon Hamm. Supposedly, the character was almost called Gnimrahc--or Charming spelled backwards. Brogan is better.

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Famous People Named Brogan

Saint Brogan (Broccán Clóen), 7th century Irish cleric
Brogan West, English actor
Brogan Hay, Scottish footballer
Brogan Bambrogan, American engineer and cofounder of SpaceX
Brogan Loftus, English female model
Brogan McCay, female World Champion Irish dancer
The Brogan brothers, famous Irish GAA players

Pop Culture References for the name Brogan

Monty Brogan, from the movie "25th Hour"
Jimmy Brogan, character from TV series "The Whole Truth"
Brogan, kind of boot or shoe
Brogan, character from the movie 'Shrek: Forever After'