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Origin and Meaning of Brogan

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Bro"gan
A stout, coarse shoe; a brogue.
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  1. A thick and heavy shoe

From Old Irish brògan

  1. A heavy working shoe; a brogue

Notable Persons With the Last Name Brogan

Bernard Brogan is an athlete for the St Oliver Plunketts/Eoghan Ruadh GAA. His most notable accomplishments were from 2003 to 2003. Bernard was born on April 3rd, 1984 in Dublin.


Frank Brogan is a Chancellor of the, President of, Pennsylvania State Systemof Higher Education, State University System of Florida, Florida Atlantic University, 15th Lieutenant Governor of Florida, and Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Frank was born on September 6th, 1953 in Cincinnati.


Jimmy was born on September 18th, 1948 in Boston.


Benedict Brogan is a journalist, columnist, and public relations officer. He holds the title Deputy Editor and The Daily Telegraph.


Stephen Brogan is an athlete for the Gainsborough Trinity F.C., Rotherham United F.C., Stalybridge Celtic F.C., Alfreton Town F.C., Guiseley A.F.C., Forest Green Rovers F.C., Southport F.C., and England national football C team. Stephen was born on April 12th, 1988 in Rotherham, England.


Alan Brogan is a gaelic games player for the St Oliver Plunketts/Eoghan Ruadh GAA. He was most active from 1999 to 1999.


How popular is the baby name Brogan in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1983 6 0 6
1985 10 0 10
1986 5 5 0
1987 10 0 10
1988 64 36 28
1989 51 27 24
1990 80 46 34
1991 74 45 29
1992 80 43 37
1993 86 45 41
1994 72 39 33
1995 91 36 55
1996 92 29 63
1997 81 23 58
1998 67 17 50
1999 111 24 87
2000 100 23 77
2001 101 23 78
2002 115 15 100
2003 149 20 129
2004 178 22 156
2005 180 17 163
2006 201 18 183
2007 220 27 193
2008 276 18 258
2009 255 29 226
2010 268 18 250
2011 312 25 287
2012 231 13 218
2013 201 13 188
2014 219 18 201
2015 171 16 155
2016 161 24 137
2017 131 14 117

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Popularity of Brogan as a first name

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Popularity of Brogan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Brogan U.S.
  White 94.66% 64.26%
  African American 1.12% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.54% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.30% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.42% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.96% 16.26%

Of Last Name Brogan

People with the last name Brogan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Brogan

  • How Popular is the name Brogan? Brogan is the 4,056th most popular name of all time. As a last name Brogan was the 4,577th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Brogan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,449 babies born with the first name Brogan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Brogan to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Brogan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1983 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Brogan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Brogan is Friday, December 25th, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Brogan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Brogan was in 2011 with a total of 287 babies.
  • Random Brogan Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Brogan is not a popular baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Brogan: Your name in reverse order is Nagorb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Gorban. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Brogan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,754 people with the last name Brogan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Brogan? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Brogan as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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