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Gender: Male Pronunciation: LACK-lin or LOCK-lin Meaning of Lachlan: "from the fjord-land" Origin of Lachlan: Scottish Lachlan's Popularity in 2017: #695

The name Lachlan is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "from the fjord-land". Lachlan is ranked #695 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like British Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Your Six Kids - Take Three, Leave Three".

From the experts:

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.

Americans and Australians tend to pronounce the first syllable of the name like Lock, but the genuine Scottish pronunciation sounds more like Lack.

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. 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 Lyon, Letitia, Tazewell, and Pearl.

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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 David "Lachie" Turner, Australian rugby union player
Lachlan West, member of Australian band The Griswolds
Lachlan Ross Power aka LachlanPlayz, Australian YouTuber
Lachlan Keith Murdoch, son of Australian media magnate Rupert Murdoch
Lachlan Tyler, son of 10th U.S. President John Tyler
Lachlan Stephens (b. 2012), son of tennis player Cara Black and Brett Stephens
Lachlan Nieboer, English actor

Pop Culture References for the name Lachlan

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"
Lachlan Drake, character in "American Horror Story: Hotel"

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