Logan (given name)

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Logan
Gender Unisex
Language(s) English
Origin
Language(s) Gaelic
Derivation lag
Meaning "hollow"

The given name Logan is derived from the Scottish surname Logan, which is in turn derived from a place name.[1] The likely origin of this surname is a place located near Auchinleck, in Ayrshire.[1][2] The place name is derived from the Gaelic lagan, which is a diminutive of lag, which in turn means "hollow".[2] The given name is borne by males and females.[1]

The given name was the 17th most popular name for baby boys born in the United States in 2007 and was the 455th most popular name for baby girls born there in 2007. It was the 54th most popular name for baby boys born in England and Wales in 2007 and was the 12th most popular name for boys born in Scotland in 2007 and the fourth most popular in 2009. It was also among the top 100 most popular names for boys in Canada, Australia, France and Belgium in the last five years.[3]

People with the name[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Logan 3, character in the 1967 novel Logan's Run, by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson
  • Logan 5, character in the science fiction film Logan's Run and the spin-off TV series
  • Logan Echolls, character in the television series Veronica Mars
  • Logan Cale, character in the television series Dark Angel
  • Logan Grimnar, Space Marine in the tabletop game, Warhammer 40,000
  • Logan Hayes, character on the soap opera General Hospital
  • Logan Huntzberger, character in the television series Gilmore Girls
  • Logan Keller, counter-terrorist operator and squad leader in the Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six video game franchise
  • King Logan, a character in the Fable III video game.
  • Logan Mitchell, character in the television series Big Time Rush
  • Logan Hunter, character in the television series Shake It Up
  • Logan, alias of the X-Men character, Wolverine
  • Logan Gyre, character in the fantasy novels The Night Angel Trilogy, by Brent Weeks
  • Logan Reese, a character in the Nickelodeon Live Action series Zoey 101
  • Big Hat Logan, a character in the video game Dark Souls
  • Logan, The main character in Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Logen Nine-Fingers, the Bloody Nine, character in the First Law Trilogy, and Red Country books by Joe Abercrombie

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006), A Dictionary of First Names, Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.), Oxford University Press, p. 172, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1 .
  2. ^ a b Logan Family History, Ancestry.com, retrieved 20 September 2012 . This webpage cited: Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4 .
  3. ^ Behind the Name