Logan

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345k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
68k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Logan mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Logan

"Logan" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "From the hollow". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Log"an
A rocking or balanced stone.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A mountain peak in the St. Elias Range in the southwestern Yukon Territory in Canada (19,850 feet high)
Wiktionary

Scottish Gaelic lagan (“dell”).

  1. Places in Scotland, Canada, U.S., and Australia.
  2. A habitational surname​ derived from the Scottish places.
  3. An Irish surname​, an Anglicization of Ó Leocháin.
  4. A male given name transferred from the surnames. Used since at least the 19th century, and popular in the 2000s.
  5. A female given name used since the 1990s; much less common than the male name.

Notable Persons Named Logan

Logan Lerman is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2000 to present. Logan was given the name Logan Wade Lerman on January 19th, 1992 in Beverly Hills, California, U.S.

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Logan Marshall-Green is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 2003. Logan was born on November 1st, 1976 in Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.

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Logan Browning is an actress and dancer. She has been prominent since 2004. Logan was given the name Logan Laurice Browning on June 9th, 1989 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. Logan is also known as LoLo.

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Logan Miller is an actor. He was most prominent from 2008 to present. Logan was born on February 18th, 1992 in Englewood, Colorado, US.

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Logan Henderson is a musician. He plays Guitar, Piano, and Vocals. His ongoing career started in 2009. Logan was given the name Logan Phillip Henderson on September 14th, 1989 in , U.S.

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Logan Green is a co-founder, ceo of lyft, lyft, and ceo oflyft. Logan was born on December 12th, 1973.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Logan

Lara Logan is a journalist and since 1988. Lara was born on March 29th, 1971 in Durban.

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John Logan is a playwright, screenwriter, and producer. He has had major accomplishments since 1996. John was given the name John David Logan on September 24th, 1961 in San Diego, California, United States.

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Phyllis Logan is an actress. Phyllis was given the name Phyllis Margaret Logan on January 11th, 1956 in Paisley.

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Deborah was given the name Deborah Norris in Philadelphia, Province of Pennsylvania, British America.

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Gabby Logan is a television and radio presenter. She has been prominent since 1995. Gabby was given the name Gabrielle Nicole Yorath by her parent Terry Yorath on April 24th, 1973 in Leeds, England.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 13 0 13
1881 13 0 13
1882 17 0 17
1883 20 0 20
1884 63 0 63
1885 32 0 32
1886 30 0 30
1887 29 0 29
1888 18 0 18
1889 32 0 32
1890 15 0 15
1891 15 0 15
1892 14 0 14
1893 15 0 15
1894 16 0 16
1895 15 0 15
1896 15 0 15
1897 16 0 16
1898 18 0 18
1899 10 0 10
1900 22 0 22
1901 8 0 8
1902 13 0 13
1903 12 0 12
1904 13 0 13
1905 19 0 19
1906 11 0 11
1907 8 0 8
1908 12 0 12
1909 18 0 18
1910 17 0 17
1911 17 0 17
1912 35 0 35
1913 38 0 38
1914 65 0 65
1915 55 0 55
1916 79 0 79
1917 94 0 94
1918 85 0 85
1919 81 0 81
1920 74 0 74
1921 86 0 86
1922 73 0 73
1923 61 0 61
1924 86 0 86
1925 80 0 80
1926 52 0 52
1927 65 0 65
1928 47 0 47
1929 69 0 69
1930 44 0 44
1931 44 0 44
1932 65 0 65
1933 60 0 60
1934 63 0 63
1935 43 0 43
1936 43 0 43
1937 38 0 38
1938 38 0 38
1939 44 0 44
1940 56 0 56
1941 45 0 45
1942 37 0 37
1943 54 0 54
1944 48 0 48
1945 49 0 49
1946 50 0 50
1947 59 0 59
1948 56 0 56
1949 53 0 53
1950 48 0 48
1951 62 0 62
1952 51 0 51
1953 58 0 58
1954 59 0 59
1955 65 0 65
1956 44 0 44
1957 44 0 44
1958 48 0 48
1959 54 0 54
1960 58 0 58
1961 50 0 50
1962 60 0 60
1963 46 0 46
1964 66 0 66
1965 49 0 49
1966 59 0 59
1967 52 0 52
1968 61 0 61
1969 48 0 48
1970 55 0 55
1971 58 0 58
1972 68 6 62
1973 69 0 69
1974 76 5 71
1975 94 8 86
1976 122 10 112
1977 217 12 205
1978 323 17 306
1979 515 47 468
1980 576 56 520
1981 780 86 694
1982 771 84 687
1983 876 88 788
1984 1,081 91 990
1985 1,084 90 994
1986 1,457 132 1,325
1987 2,086 135 1,951
1988 3,001 245 2,756
1989 3,623 341 3,282
1990 3,799 368 3,431
1991 4,402 511 3,891 #94 boy name
1992 4,794 571 4,223 #89 boy name
1993 5,633 790 4,843 #76 boy name
1994 6,331 879 5,452 #70 boy name
1995 7,993 1,041 6,952 #51 boy name
1996 9,471 1,097 8,374 #42 boy name
1997 9,686 1,067 8,619 #42 boy name
1998 9,664 1,026 8,638 #44 boy name
1999 10,208 1,073 9,135 #42 boy name
2000 10,734 998 9,736 #40 boy name
2001 13,752 1,041 12,711 #29 boy name
2002 13,893 922 12,971 #29 boy name
2003 14,069 884 13,185 #28 boy name
2004 14,040 900 13,140 #27 boy name
2005 14,226 758 13,468 #26 boy name
2006 15,881 737 15,144 #20 boy name
2007 16,032 708 15,324 #17 boy name
2008 14,583 735 13,848 #19 boy name
2009 15,139 684 14,455 #17 boy name
2010 14,639 620 14,019 #17 boy name
2011 13,533 551 12,982 #21 boy name
2012 13,145 682 12,463 #22 boy name
2013 13,056 707 12,349 #17 boy name
2014 14,467 830 13,637 #13 boy name
2015 13,743 833 12,910 #14 boy name
2016 12,081 855 11,226 #18 boy name
2017 15,077 1,103 13,974 #5 boy name

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Popularity of Logan as a first name

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Popularity of Logan as a last name

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Common last names for Logan

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Wilson
  • Miller
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Brown
  • Campbell
  • Jackson
  • Martin
  • Taylor
  • Young
  • Anderson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Logan U.S.
  White 64.80% 64.26%
  African American 27.30% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.71% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.08% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.89% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.21% 16.26%

Of Last Name Logan

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

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Fun Facts about the name Logan

  • What name lists does Logan rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Logan? Logan is the 203rd most popular name of all time. In 2017 Logan was the 5th most popular name. As a last name Logan was the 492nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Logan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 344,885 babies born with the first name Logan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Logan to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Logan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 13 new born babies.
  • When was Logan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Logan is Thursday, February 2nd, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Logan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Logan was in 2007 with a total of 15,324 babies. That's a lot of babies named Logan!
  • Random Logan Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Logan ranks 14th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Nebraska. Imagine that, 83 babies in Nebraska have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Logan: Your name in reverse order is Nagol. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Goaln. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Logan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 67,909 people with the last name Logan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Logan? Logan was ranked as the 492nd most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • Sources:
  • 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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