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Gender: Male Origin of Lochlan: Spelling variation of Lachlan Lochlan's Popularity in 2017: #740

The name Lochlan is a boy's name of Scottish origin. Lochlan is ranked #740 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Boy Baby Names Moving Up Fast and discussed in our forums with posts like "Build a Sibset With Middles".

From the experts:

Lochlan and Lachlan are running neck and neck and both rising into the Top 1000. Which spelling you use is purely a matter of taste.

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Famous People Named Lochlan

Lochlan William Palffy (b. 2015), son of actress Erica Durance

Pop Culture References for the name Lochlan


Squashnut Says:


Our daughter has an Irish side, and Scottish side. She just named her son Lochlan Gillis. Gillis being her grandmothers maiden name.

It's growing on me.

Lochlan1960 Says:


Lochlan is my middle name. I was born in 1960,and I guarantee that it is an uncommon name here in the states. Especially in Mississippi, my Home for most of my 57 years. I didn’t much care for it when I was younger. I was always having to repeat it when introducing myself. However,now that I’m older, I kinda like it. Definitely rare here in the states.

indiefendi2 Says:


I prefer the LOchlan spelling, it's more straightfoward.

funnybunny771 Says:


This is the name of my eldest cousin who is twenty two now. As family we only ever really call him Lockie, and his old school friends still call him that too but he now introduces himself as Lochlan which is a benefit of having a mature name. His middle name is John. The name means Land of the Lochs, I believe it's linked to the Vikings but he was mainly named it because he was born with a head of thick blonde hair, which he still has now! He is, of course, Irish; he was born and raised in County Cork, and I personally think you should really only use it if you are Irish, but that's just my opinion! My cousin loves his name still.