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First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Origin and Meaning of Bogan

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Apparently a conflation between logan (from pokelogan) +‎ bog.

  1. (Canada) Any narrow water or creek, particularly a tranquil backwater.

    bogan was also found in the following language(s): Old English and Spanish

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Bogan

    Lucille Bogan was a delta blues and country blues singing. She plays Human voice. She was most active from 1923 to 1935. Lucille was given the name Lucille Anderson on April 1st, 1897 in Amory, Mississippi, U.S. Lucille is also known as Bessie Jackson. She died on August 10th, 1948.


    Louise Bogan was a poet and critic. Louise was born on August 11th, 1897 in Livermore Falls, Maine. She left this life on February 4th, 1970.


    Elias Bogan is a comics character.


    Dan Bogan is a cowboy and drover. Dan was born in 1860 in Alabama. Dan is also known as Bill Gatlin and Bill McCoy.


    His military service ended in 1950. Gerald was born on July 27th, 1894. He passed away on June 8th, 1973.


    Tommy Bogan was a soccer player for the Strathclyde F.C., Blantyre Celtic F.C., Renfrew F.C., Hibernian F.C., Celtic F.C., Preston North End F.C., Manchester United F.C., Aberdeen F.C., Southampton F.C., Blackburn Rovers F.C., Macclesfield Town F.C., Scottish Football League XI, and Scotland na. Tommy was born on May 18th, 1920 in Glasgow, Scotland. He died on September 23rd, 1993.


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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Bogan U.S.
      White 51.92% 64.26%
      African American 42.77% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.50% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.30% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.32% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.20% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Bogan

    People with the last name Bogan are most frequently White or African American

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    Fun Facts about the name Bogan

    • How Popular is the name Bogan? As a last name Bogan was the 4,425th most popular name in 2010.
    • When was the first name Bogan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Bogan is Friday, May 12th, 1882.
    • How unique is the name Bogan? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Bogan. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Bogan: Your name in reverse order is Nagob. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Bgnoa. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Bogan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 8,034 people with the last name Bogan.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bogan? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Bogan as their last name.

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