Gender: Male Meaning of Logan: "small hollow" Origin of Logan: Scottish Logan's Popularity in 2018: #10

Logan Origin and Meaning

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

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 has been climbing steadily since the mid-70s and shot up to the Top 5 for the first time in 2017. Not surprisingly, Logan is mega-popular in its native Scotland and in Wales.

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.

Logan is also used for girls, but less so now than it was in the mid-nineties.

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Rank in US: #10

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QueenieGuldbaek Says:


This is a BOYS name!

QueenieGuldbaek Says:


I am sooooo calling my son Arnold Logan!

TechnoKitten Says:


Logan Paul has ruined this name for me. Sad.

ladimon Says:


I used to not like this, but ever since watching the X-Men movies it has grown on me.

RoseGoldHeart Says:


Best wishes.

youraveragepotterhead Says:


I would love this name, except my ex has to have it. Ugh...

bordercollie Says:


Logan is such an awesome name. Love it!

Alaina Says:


This is one of my favorite names for a boy.

SoDallas3 Says:


This name has actually been charting in the top 1000 in the United States since 1900, it's fluctuated up and down throughout that time, but it was always there. It even rose up into the 500s in 1900 and then sloped back down. Before getting back to 572 in 1977 so it's not as contemporary as everyone is saying.

SoDallas3 Says:


Loved this name for such a long time. Such a strong surname and Logan is a family name too, though I am not Scottish; but Irish!

Alsace Says:


I had no idea this name was so popular. It was fairly common in the area where I grew up (poor, backwoods kind of place). I've always thought of it as a "redneck" name.

iipostmvh Says:


Best wishes and continued good health to your grandson!

RoddyThlayli Says:


Logan's one of my absolute favorite names, and has been for a long time. I have a character named it, and Wolverine is really cool (I actually named my character before I ever watched any X-Men movies, though), but it's way too popular. I wish it was more uncommon.

logan Says:


thank you

cazwhitt Says:


My grandson is named Logan he has a tough battle since the age of 10 wks and continues to battle on aged 3 yrs old . He and his mum were subjected to the uk press and media . He is a amazing as his mother and Great Ormond Street Hospital special thanks go out to the staff for there years of on going treatment

Alkababba Says:


This is my sons name and I love it.

ThistleThorn Says:


Logan Lerman!! *faints*

virgosmaze Says:


This name just sounds cool

Catastroffy Says:


I really quite like this name.

Sweekune Says:


I can't think of a little boy who wouldn't want to share his name with Wolverine! This name would work through childhood and adult life.