Lachlan

First Name
3k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Lachlan

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  • A submission from Australia says the name Lachlan means "Gods gift to women" and is of Unknown origin.
  • According to a user from Australia, the name Lachlan is of Irish (Gealic) origin and means "Son of Viking or Son of lake and sea people".
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Wiktionary

From Scottish Gaelic lachlann, Lochlann (“land of the lochs, loch or fjord land, i.e. Scandinavia”), said to refer to an immigrant from Norway, a Norseman.

  1. A male given name mainly used in Scotland, recently also popular in Australia.
  2. A river in New South Wales, Australia, noted for having several significant wetlands along its length; named for Governor Lachlan Macquarie.

Notable Persons Named Lachlan

Lachlan Murdoch is a businessman. Lachlan was given the name Lachlan Keith Murdoch by his parents Rupert Murdoch and Anna Murdoch Mann on September 8th, 1971.

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Lachlan Macquarie was an office holder. Lachlan was born on January 31st, 1762 in Ulva. He breathed his last breath on July 1st, 1824.

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Lachlan Gillespie is a children's music musician. He was most active from 2009 to present. Lachlan was born Lachlan Gillespie in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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Lachlan was born on April 17th, 1992 in Brisbane.

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Lachlan Buchanan is an actor. He was most prominent from 2006 to present. Lachlan was born Lachlan Buchanan on April 25th, 1990.

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Lachlan was born on March 17th, 1725 in Kingussie. He passed away on February 20th, 1806.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1952 5 0 5
1956 5 0 5
1959 6 0 6
1964 5 0 5
1970 5 0 5
1982 7 0 7
1983 5 0 5
1988 8 0 8
1989 10 0 10
1991 6 0 6
1992 5 0 5
1993 13 0 13
1994 14 0 14
1995 17 0 17
1996 17 5 12
1997 30 0 30
1998 48 0 48
1999 39 0 39
2000 39 0 39
2001 45 0 45
2002 64 8 56
2003 65 0 65
2004 60 0 60
2005 116 9 107
2006 131 6 125
2007 130 6 124
2008 150 5 145
2009 164 12 152
2010 153 5 148
2011 186 8 178
2012 203 15 188
2013 215 11 204
2014 251 15 236
2015 327 16 311
2016 369 16 353
2017 373 20 353

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Popularity of Lachlan as a first name

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Common last names for Lachlan

  • Macdonald

Fun Facts about the name Lachlan

  • How Popular is the name Lachlan? Lachlan is the 4,942nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Lachlan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,286 babies born with the first name Lachlan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lachlan to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lachlan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1952 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Lachlan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lachlan is Thursday, August 13th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Lachlan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lachlan was in 2016 with a total of 353 babies.
  • Random Lachlan Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lachlan is not a popular baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Lachlan: Your name in reverse order is Nalhcal. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Anchlla. How do you pronounce that?

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