Logan Name Meaning

The given name Logan comes from the Scottish surname Logan, which is in turn derived from a place a place in Scotland located near Auchinleck, in Ayrshire.

A name that translates to “small hollow,” Logan has neared the top of the charts in U.S. boy names thanks to his stylish sound and surname vibes. He’s on-trend with similar names like Rowan, Mason, and Landon that have been making hearts skip a beat as well yet manages to stand distinctly on his own.

Logan is undeniably strong and masculine, his long-o sound in step with similar trending names Brody and Owen. Logan can also be the boy next door, friendly and approachable. He offers parents a strong moniker free of nicknames that also ages well into adulthood.

Logan saw an uptick in use thanks to pop culture’s influence, as the name has appeared in comic books like Wolverine and in video games including Call of Duty, Dark Souls, and Fable. The use in these mediums has helped shape Logan into one of the cool kids on the block in recent years, linking him with heroes of all kinds.

Similar surname names include Jackson, Parker, and Hudson. The name has made the jump onto the girl’s chart in recent years, but it’s nowhere near as popular in use for females.

Infographic of Logan name meaning, which is Meaning small hollow, Logan comes from a Scottish surname and location.
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Logan Name Popularity

How popular is the name Logan? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 635 15 0.003%
1913 1,078 5 0.0009%
1914 657 28 0.004%
1915 944 16 0.0018%
1916 729 35 0.0036%
1917 649 51 0.0051%
1918 714 43 0.004%
1919 766 36 0.0034%
1920 802 34 0.0031%
1921 733 46 0.004%
1922 898 26 0.0023%
1923 1,315 8 0.0007%
1924 749 43 0.0037%
1925 649 61 0.0054%
1926 890 25 0.0023%
1927 994 19 0.0017%
1928 1,005 18 0.0017%
1929 851 27 0.0026%
1930 1,126 12 0.0011%
1931 1,111 11 0.0011%
1932 783 31 0.0031%
1933 793 26 0.0028%
1934 827 24 0.0025%
1935 1,053 12 0.0012%
1936 1,007 12 0.0012%
1937 1,030 12 0.0012%
1938 965 15 0.0015%
1939 1,115 8 0.0008%
1940 901 19 0.0018%
1941 950 16 0.0014%
1942 0 0%
1943 940 19 0.0015%
1944 1,036 12 0.001%
1945 1,015 12 0.001%
1946 1,082 13 0.0009%
1947 1,073 15 0.0009%
1948 1,050 15 0.0009%
1949 1,468 5 0.0003%
1950 1,471 5 0.0003%
1951 909 26 0.0015%
1952 1,485 5 0.0003%
1953 1,044 17 0.001%
1954 1,035 19 0.001%
1955 1,287 9 0.0005%
1956 1,150 14 0.0007%
1957 1,303 9 0.0005%
1958 1,266 10 0.0005%
1959 1,269 10 0.0005%
1960 1,346 8 0.0004%
1961 1,174 14 0.0007%
1962 1,243 11 0.0006%
1963 0 0%
1964 1,054 19 0.0011%
1965 1,093 16 0.001%
1966 1,152 13 0.0008%
1967 0 0%
1968 1,175 13 0.0009%
1969 1,380 8 0.0005%
1970 1,413 9 0.0006%
1971 1,254 14 0.0009%
1972 1,488 7 0.0005%
1973 1,162 17 0.0013%
1974 1,043 26 0.002%
1975 1,009 30 0.0023%
1976 781 68 0.0053%
1977 603 145 0.0108%
1978 462 255 0.019%
1979 370 426 0.0302%
1980 345 492 0.0336%
1981 288 666 0.0453%
1982 299 643 0.043%
1983 261 761 0.0516%
1984 224 970 0.0652%
1985 228 979 0.0645%
1986 190 1,320 0.0874%
1987 144 1,944 0.1274%
1988 110 2,751 0.1765%
1989 103 3,279 0.2032%
1990 104 3,425 0.2066%
1991 94 3,885 0.2383%
1992 89 4,220 0.2644%
1993 76 4,840 0.3104%
1994 70 5,452 0.3553%
1995 51 6,947 0.4609%
1996 42 8,372 0.5591%
1997 42 8,619 0.5828%
1998 44 8,635 0.5769%
1999 42 9,135 0.61%
2000 40 9,736 0.6373%
2001 29 12,711 0.8436%
2002 29 12,971 0.8656%
2003 28 13,185 0.8667%
2004 27 13,140 0.8621%
2005 26 13,468 0.8809%
2006 20 15,144 0.9672%
2007 17 15,324 0.9712%
2008 19 13,848 0.896%
2009 17 14,455 0.9671%
2010 17 14,019 0.9728%
2011 21 12,982 0.9112%
2012 22 12,463 0.8746%
2013 17 12,349 0.8674%
2014 13 13,637 0.936%
2015 14 12,910 0.8873%
2016 18 11,226 0.7786%
2017 5 13,974 1.0012%
2018 10 12,352 0.8991%
2019 16 10,490 0.7749%

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Names Like Logan

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What names are variants of Logan?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Logan.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Logen

Hollow

Gaelic


What names sound like Logan?

If you like how Logan sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Logan.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Brogan

Sturdy shoe

Irish

#1,365 (0.0044%)  
Chogan

Created Name

American

Hogan

Youth

Irish

Loucan

From Lucania

Latin

Lucan

From Lucania

Latin

Lukan

From Lucania

Latin


What names are similar to Logan?

Find a name that’s like Logan, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Henry

Home ruler

English

#16 (0.7751%)  
Jackson

Son of Jack

English

#17 (0.7514%)  
Lachlan

From the land of lakes

Irish

#657 (0.0231%)  
Landon

Long hill

English

#61 (0.4241%)  
Leland

Plowed land

English

#409 (0.0526%)  
Mason

Stoneworker

English

#9 (0.9051%)  
Oliver

Olive tree

English

#5 (0.9745%)  
Owen

Noble born

Welsh

#25 (0.676%)  
Sean

God is gracious

Irish

#267 (0.0935%)  
Wyatt

Brave in battle

English

#26 (0.6643%)  

Lists With Logan

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Siblings of Logan

Mamas with kids named Logan also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Ryan

Little king

Irish

#46 (0.5026%)  
Maya

Dream

Indian (Sanskrit)

#61 (0.2819%)  
Gracelynn

Graceful

English

#332 (0.0654%)  
Damien

To tame

French

#262 (0.0972%)  
Alan

Little rock

English

#173 (0.1617%)  
Nova

New

Latin

#56 (0.3002%)  

13 Comments

  1. My husband decided he loved this name when he was in college. All his friends from college remember him picking out this name for a future son. I picked our daughter’s name and so I wanted it be equal that my husband got to pick our son’s.

  2. How do I handle his sleeping at night?

  3. It is a family name

  4. I was a substitute teacher at one point. I had a student in my AG class named Logan. Good old southern boy, sweet, caring, kind, smart, hard working. Embodied the image I would want in one of my own kids. Logan has graduated and joined the military and we are all proud of him.
    My boys names end in-an, I have an Evan and a Nathan, So when I found out I was pregnant the only name I liked enough was Logan, great character AND ends in -an.

  5. We picked logan because we needed an L in our family n our older kids helped we love the name logan we also call him baby lo lo

  6. I love the name logan

  7. I was at a loss on what to name my son, I heard the name Logan and just fell in love with it.

  8. We named him after wolverine. A character who shows strength and bravery in the toughest times. It took us 7yrs and 3 heartbreaking miscarriages to bring him into the world and he’s our strong little man ?

  9. I chose Logan because my boyfriends favorite Marvel character was wolverine. logan can be annoying at times but is always very happy. he was an easy baby. logan loves everyone with every ounce of his being. he is super forgiving and just wants everyone to be happy.

  10. My oldest son picked it out

  11. We think it is a strong male name, and my husband loves the reference to Wolverine. Our 29 weeker is a wild child in the NICU, pulling at his tubes and cables just like the real Wolverine. We can’t wait to see how strong he grows up to be.

  12. We named our baby after our favorite xmen, wolverine . We felt it was a strong name and fit well with our little one.

  13. We chose the name Logan because its unisex name. at first we dont know the gender of our baby so we picked up a unisex name which is Logan.


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