Hogan (surname)

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Hogan is an Irish surname derived from Irish Ó hÓgáin, a patronymic of Middle Irish ógán, meaning "a youth", in the genitive case (cf. Modern Irish ógánach), itself from óg, "young" (ultimately cognate with English young), with a prothetic h.[1] A surname of the same form was Anglicised as "Hagan" in Ulster. Some southern bearers claim descent from an uncle of Brian Boru, High King of Ireland (1002–1014).[2][3] Occasionally appears as an absorption of west Connacht (O')Houghegan (Irish: Ó hEochagáin).[4] Hypothetically derivable from related words in Cornish and Welsh.[5]

People with the surname include:

Stage names[edit]

  • Brooke Hogan, stage name of American singer and reality television personality Brooke Bollea (born 1988), daughter of Hulk Hogan
  • Horace Hogan, ring name of American professional wrestler Michael Bollea (born 1965), nephew of Hulk Hogan
  • Hulk Hogan, ring name of American professional wrestler Terry Gene Bollea (born 1953)
  • Nick Hogan, stage name of American reality television personality Nicholas Bollea (born 1990), son of Hulk Hogan

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Henry Harrison (1969). Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary. Genealogical Publishing Com. p. 209. ISBN 978-0-8063-0171-6.
  2. ^ Dictionary of American Family Names (2013), Oxford University Press
  3. ^ "O'Hogan Surname Origin". Surname Database.
  4. ^ Edward MacLysaght (19 April 1985). The Surnames of Ireland. Irish Academic Press. ISBN 978-1-911024-64-4.
  5. ^ John Bannister (1871). A Glossary of Cornish Names, Ancient and Modern, Local, Family, Personal, Etc. Williams u. Norgate. p. 80.