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

Brogan Origin and Meaning

The name Brogan is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "small shoe".

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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KDanielleAM Says:


We call my son B sometimes 😉

KDanielleAM Says:


My first born! A surname in the family & thus my husband’s middle name. I love using it because it is soft, fresh & can grow well into adulthood!

fearlessfirefly Says:


It also sounds a lot like "broken".

mrs_anton_yelchin1990 Says:


It sounds like a nickname for someone named Logan who acts like a douchebro.

oliviamcdonald Says:


I can’t take this seriously as a name, sounds like a joke spinoff of a “bogan” and a “bro”. look at that guy in thongs and a backwards cap, what a brogan.
If I was in another country maybe. There’s also brogues, the trendy shoes hipsters wear

whiskeymommyClassOf88 Says:


This name has so much raw energy it blows me away I still can't believe it exists


orphanedhanyou Says:


Hey Bro! feels like Logan at a fraternity

clairels Says:


I met a girl named Brogan Rose. I can see the appeal but it still felt too masculine for me.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I really like the name, especially with the nns Ro, Bo or Ru, even Rogue.

indiefendi2 Says:


Being that Brody is currently in the Top 100 for boys...I don't think so.

Sni24 Says:


It obviously did though...

BroganSasha Says:


Luckily this has never been a nickname of mine, I usually get called Brogue

BroganSasha Says:


Never have I ever been called Bro and I'm 22...

BroganSasha Says:


I'm a 22 year old girl & this is actually my name and I've never ever had a negative comment towards it and everywhere I go I hear what a lovely and unusual name I have, wouldn't want to be anything else but a 'Brogan' so much better than these ordinary basic names you hear now.

indiefendi2 Says:


It never hurt Brody.

xaliciax Says:


Can't get over the "bro" part of the name. I picture a baby being born wearing a backwards cap and a popped collar.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


Right now in Australia bogan is a big in everyone's talkng about it or calling each other one. So this will definitely get 'Did you say bogan?' (queue teasing).

Guest Says:


I've heard a few females with this name but I much prefer Logan for both genders because that bro syllable is kinda weird. Bro is such a casual word, like "hey bro!"

drapp Says:


This is a surname in my family and was almost my middle name, but my mom changed her mind about my entire name last minute. I kind of wish she hadn't!

lesliemarion Says:


I do love its cheery Irish sound. Cozy and comforting to me, but still manly.

chellemma1 Says:


It is the name of an oil company here - so not really appealing as a name for a person.

mckaylalove Says:


I know someone with the name spelled the Gaelic way; Broegan, and I prefer that spelling. It's pronounced the same.

minisia Says:


With one letter separating it from "bogan" (Australian term for trailer trash/hillbilly/red neck) this name wouldn't fare well at all where I'm from.

klemley18 Says:


I actually love this name but I feel it might be a name that only naturally comes with one nickname; Bro.