Logan Name Meaning

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Fact: The name gained popularity due to the X-Men character Wolverine, also known as Logan.

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A Deep Dive

Logan Overview

Meaning

Little hollow

Gender

Boy, Gender-neutral

Origin

Scottish

Etymology

Originates from the Scottish surname, derived from a place name meaning “little hollow” in Scottish Gaelic.

Religion

Christianity

Pronunciation

/ˈloʊ.ɡən/

Popularity

Logan is a popular name globally, used for both boys and girls. Recently, Logan has been consistently ranked among the top 30 names in the USA for boys.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

5 letters

Numerology

22 (Influential, Visionary, Powerful)

Name Styles

Modern, Cool, Classic, Cute

Associated Traits

Adventurous, strong, independent, energetic
A Deep Dive

Logan Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Logan, Loughan, Logen, Loghan, Logyn, Logon

Common Nicknames

Lo, Logie, Log, Lolo

Diminutives

Logie, Log, Lo

Famous People

  • Logan Lerman
    (American Actor)
  • Logan Paul
    (American YouTuber and Actor)
  • Logan Marshall-Green
    (American Actor)
  • Logan Henderson
    (American Singer and Actor)
  • Logan Browning
    (American Actress)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Logan
    ("Logan," Film)
  • Logan Huntzberger
    ("Gilmore Girls," TV Series)
  • Logan Echolls
    ("Veronica Mars," TV Series)
  • Logan Roy
    ("Succession," TV Series)
  • Logan Reese
    ("Zoey 101," TV Series)
  • Logan Bruno
    ("The Baby-Sitters Club," Book Series)

Places

  • Jacob City
    (Florida, USA)
  • St. Jacob Village
    (Illinois, USA)
  • Jacob Lake
    (Arizona, USA)

What Is the Meaning of Logan?

Logan means “little hollow” or “hollow” in Scottish. People named Logan are often seen as adaptable and easy-going. They tend to be creative and have a natural curiosity about the world.

What Is the Origin of The Name Logan?

Logan originates from Scotland and was originally a Scottish surname. It refers to a small hollow or a low-lying area. The name has been used in various cultures and languages, maintaining its popularity over time. It is also associated with several places, such as Mount Logan, the highest peak in Canada.

Logan Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Logan in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#212021#332022#392023
Top 3 Rankings#52017#102018#132014

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Logan

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202339
(-6 from 2022)
6686
(-915 from 2022)
0.36513
202233
(-12 from 2021)
7601
(-1226 from 2021)
0.40582
202121
(-5 from 2020)
8827
(-323 from 2020)
0.47112
202016
No change from 2019
9150
(-1409 from 2019)
0.49468
201916
(-6 from 2018)
10559
(-1879 from 2018)
0.54944
201810
(-5 from 2017)
12438
(-1613 from 2017)
0.63990
20175
(+13 from 2016)
14051
(+2777 from 2016)
0.70996
201618
(-4 from 2015)
11274
(-1661 from 2015)
0.55657
201514
(-1 from 2014)
12935
(-730 from 2014)
0.63269
201413
(+5 from 2013)
13665
(+1303 from 2013)
0.66684
201318
(+4 from 2012)
12362
(-124 from 2012)
0.61177
201222
(-1 from 2011)
12486
(-510 from 2011)
0.61532
201121
(-4 from 2010)
12996
(-1033 from 2010)
0.63975
201017
No change from 2009
14029
(-436 from 2009)
0.68287
200917
(+2 from 2008)
14465
(+605 from 2008)
0.68202
200819
(-2 from 2007)
13860
(-1470 from 2007)
0.63566
200717
(+3 from 2006)
15330
(+180 from 2006)
0.69208
200620
(+6 from 2005)
15150
(+1675 from 2005)
0.69103
200526
(+1 from 2004)
13475
(+335 from 2004)
0.63342
200427
(+1 from 2003)
13140
(-45 from 2003)
0.62176
200328
(+1 from 2002)
13185
(+211 from 2002)
0.62751
200229
No change from 2001
12974
(+263 from 2001)
0.62778
200129
(+11 from 2000)
12711
(+2975 from 2000)
0.61453
200040
(+2 from 1999)
9736
(+600 from 1999)
0.46621
199942
(+2 from 1998)
9136
(+498 from 1998)
0.44806
199844
(-2 from 1997)
8638
(+18 from 1997)
0.42601
199742
No change from 1996
8620
(+246 from 1996)
0.43148
199642
(+9 from 1995)
8374
(+1421 from 1995)
0.41792
199551
(+19 from 1994)
6953
(+1498 from 1994)
0.34569
199470
(+6 from 1993)
5455
(+613 from 1993)
0.26762
199376
(+13 from 1992)
4842
(+616 from 1992)
0.23442
199289
(+5 from 1991)
4226
(+333 from 1991)
0.20132
199194
(+10 from 1990)
3893
(+460 from 1990)
0.18366
1990104
No change from 1989
3433
(+153 from 1989)
0.15952
1989104
(+5 from 1988)
3280
(+523 from 1988)
0.15649
1988109
(+35 from 1987)
2757
(+806 from 1987)
0.13769
1987144
(+48 from 1986)
1951
(+622 from 1986)
0.10004
1986192
(+40 from 1985)
1329
(+332 from 1985)
0.06916
1985232
(-5 from 1984)
997
(+9 from 1984)
0.05181
1984227
(+38 from 1983)
988
(+208 from 1983)
0.05265
1983265
(+29 from 1982)
780
(+92 from 1982)
0.04185
1982294
(-4 from 1981)
688
(-5 from 1981)
0.03646
1981290
(+58 from 1980)
693
(+175 from 1980)
0.03721
1980348
(+20 from 1979)
518
(+49 from 1979)
0.02793
1979368
(+86 from 1978)
469
(+161 from 1978)
0.02618
1978454
(+134 from 1977)
308
(+103 from 1977)
0.01803
1977588
(+193 from 1976)
205
(+92 from 1976)
0.01199
1976781
(+113 from 1975)
113
(+28 from 1975)
0.00692
1975894
(+76 from 1974)
85
(+14 from 1974)
0.00524
1974970
(+1 from 1973)
71
(+2 from 1973)
0.00436
1973971
(+61 from 1972)
69
(+8 from 1972)
0.00428
19721032
(+60 from 1971)
61
(+5 from 1971)
0.00364
19711092
(+24 from 1970)
56
(+2 from 1970)
0.00308
19701116
(+5 from 1969)
54
(+6 from 1969)
0.00283
19691121
(-175 from 1968)
48
(-11 from 1968)
0.00262
1968946
(+57 from 1967)
59
(+7 from 1967)
0.00332
19671003
(-61 from 1966)
52
(-7 from 1966)
0.00292
1966942
(+123 from 1965)
59
(+11 from 1965)
0.00325
19651065
(-129 from 1964)
48
(-18 from 1964)
0.00253
1964936
(+203 from 1963)
66
(+20 from 1963)
0.00326
19631139
(-155 from 1962)
46
(-14 from 1962)
0.00223
1962984
(+124 from 1961)
60
(+10 from 1961)
0.00285
19611108
(-101 from 1960)
50
(-8 from 1960)
0.00232
19601007
(+42 from 1959)
58
(+4 from 1959)
0.00268
19591049
(+65 from 1958)
54
(+7 from 1958)
0.00249
19581114
(+52 from 1957)
47
(+3 from 1957)
0.00218
19571166
(-25 from 1956)
44
No change from 1956
0.00201
19561141
(-220 from 1955)
44
(-21 from 1955)
0.00205
1955921
(+43 from 1954)
65
(+6 from 1954)
0.00311
1954964
(-25 from 1953)
59
(+1 from 1953)
0.00285
1953939
(+63 from 1952)
58
(+7 from 1952)
0.00290
19521002
(-110 from 1951)
51
(-11 from 1951)
0.00258
1951892
(+114 from 1950)
62
(+14 from 1950)
0.00324
19501006
(-60 from 1949)
48
(-5 from 1949)
0.00264
1949946
(-23 from 1948)
53
(-3 from 1948)
0.00294
1948923
(-17 from 1947)
56
(-3 from 1947)
0.00314
1947906
(+38 from 1946)
59
(+9 from 1946)
0.00318
1946944
(-28 from 1945)
50
(+1 from 1945)
0.00303
1945916
(+2 from 1944)
49
(+1 from 1944)
0.00357
1944918
(-10 from 1943)
48
(-6 from 1943)
0.00346
1943908
(+211 from 1942)
54
(+17 from 1942)
0.00371
19421119
(-168 from 1941)
37
(-8 from 1941)
0.00263
1941951
(-110 from 1940)
45
(-11 from 1940)
0.00359
1940841
(+100 from 1939)
56
(+12 from 1939)
0.00472
1939941
(+102 from 1938)
44
(+6 from 1938)
0.00388
19381043
(-12 from 1937)
38
No change from 1937
0.00334
19371031
(-91 from 1936)
38
(-5 from 1936)
0.00347
1936940
(+29 from 1935)
43
No change from 1935
0.00404
1935969
(-190 from 1934)
43
(-20 from 1934)
0.00402
1934779
(+10 from 1933)
63
(+3 from 1933)
0.00593
1933789
(-3 from 1932)
60
(-5 from 1932)
0.00588
1932786
(+211 from 1931)
65
(+21 from 1931)
0.00605
1931997
(+40 from 1930)
44
No change from 1930
0.00411
19301037
(-266 from 1929)
44
(-25 from 1929)
0.00390
1929771
(+232 from 1928)
69
(+22 from 1928)
0.00623
19281003
(-178 from 1927)
47
(-18 from 1927)
0.00412
1927825
(+119 from 1926)
65
(+13 from 1926)
0.00559
1926944
(-221 from 1925)
52
(-28 from 1925)
0.00454
1925723
(-13 from 1924)
80
(-6 from 1924)
0.00695
1924710
(+163 from 1923)
86
(+25 from 1923)
0.00736
1923873
(-93 from 1922)
61
(-12 from 1922)
0.00539
1922780
(-82 from 1921)
73
(-13 from 1921)
0.00649
1921698
(+68 from 1920)
86
(+12 from 1920)
0.00756
1920766
(-76 from 1919)
74
(-7 from 1919)
0.00672
1919690
(-16 from 1918)
81
(-4 from 1918)
0.00798
1918674
(-62 from 1917)
85
(-9 from 1917)
0.00811
1917612
(+50 from 1916)
94
(+15 from 1916)
0.00980
1916662
(+161 from 1915)
79
(+24 from 1915)
0.00856
1915823
(-194 from 1914)
55
(-10 from 1914)
0.00624
1914629
(+130 from 1913)
65
(+27 from 1913)
0.00951
1913759
(-34 from 1912)
38
(+3 from 1912)
0.00709
1912725
(+68 from 1911)
35
(+18 from 1911)
0.00775
1911793
(-64 from 1910)
17
No change from 1910
0.00704
1910729
(-93 from 1909)
17
(-1 from 1909)
0.00815
1909636
(+143 from 1908)
18
(+6 from 1908)
0.01018
1908779
(+220 from 1907)
12
(+4 from 1907)
0.00721
1907999
(-247 from 1906)
8
(-3 from 1906)
0.00504
1906752
(-227 from 1905)
11
(-8 from 1905)
0.00764
1905525
(+122 from 1904)
19
(+6 from 1904)
0.01327
1904647
(+9 from 1903)
13
(+1 from 1903)
0.00939
1903656
(-41 from 1902)
12
(-1 from 1902)
0.00928
1902615
(+164 from 1901)
13
(+5 from 1901)
0.00979
1901779
(-289 from 1900)
8
(-14 from 1900)
0.00692
1900490
(+171 from 1899)
22
(+12 from 1899)
0.01357
1899661
(-176 from 1898)
10
(-8 from 1898)
0.00868
1898485
(+10 from 1897)
18
(+2 from 1897)
0.01363
1897495
(+39 from 1896)
16
(+1 from 1896)
0.01312
1896534
(-5 from 1895)
15
No change from 1895
0.01162
1895529
(-27 from 1894)
15
(-1 from 1894)
0.01184
1894502
(-23 from 1893)
16
(+1 from 1893)
0.01281
1893479
(+68 from 1892)
15
(+1 from 1892)
0.01239
1892547
(-91 from 1891)
14
(-1 from 1891)
0.01065
1891456
(+33 from 1890)
15
No change from 1890
0.01373
1890489
(-184 from 1889)
15
(-17 from 1889)
0.01253
1889305
(+137 from 1888)
32
(+14 from 1888)
0.02688
1888442
(-135 from 1887)
18
(-11 from 1887)
0.01386
1887307
(+4 from 1886)
29
(-1 from 1886)
0.02653
1886311
(-13 from 1885)
30
(-2 from 1885)
0.02520
1885298
(-91 from 1884)
32
(-31 from 1884)
0.02760
1884207
(+174 from 1883)
63
(+43 from 1883)
0.05133
1883381
(+56 from 1882)
20
(+3 from 1882)
0.01778
1882437
(+50 from 1881)
17
(+4 from 1881)
0.01393
1881487
(+18 from 1880)
13
No change from 1880
0.01201
1880505
First SSA data recorded
13
First SSA data recorded
0.01098

American States Popularity Rankings for Logan

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#302021#322022#482023

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#402021#572022#632023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#182021#282022#302023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#242021#342022#462023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#72021#242022#302023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#132021#222022#212023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#102021#182022#302023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#202021#252022#362023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#252021#452022#352023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#412021#512022#572023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#362021#412022#482023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#262021#482022#592023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#272021#332022#342023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#252021#242022#212023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#162021#312022#392023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#232021#302022#332023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#372021#512022#782023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#132021#182022#182023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#252021#392022#372023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#402021#582022#502023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#242021#212022#232023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#122021#242022#162023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#142021#252022#212023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#432021#722022#612023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#452021#442022#632023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#322021#702022#592023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#352021#232022#532023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#582021#452022#642023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#292021#352022#412023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#372021#452022#582023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#332021#342022#402023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#372021#512022#622023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#162021#112022#172023

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#322021#642022#592023

Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska (NE) flagNebraska (NE)#472021#392022#562023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#122021#332022#292023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#242021#722022#482023

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#262021#292022#422023

New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#152021#232022#182023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#192021#312022#302023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#322021#352022#162023

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#232021#452022#832023

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#432021#492022#362023

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#102021#302022#772023

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#242021#222022#212023

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#82021#212022#332023

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#452021#302022#162023

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#302021#62022#482023

Vermont (VT)

Vermont (VT) flagVermont (VT)#482021#1222022#592023

Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#152021#622022#312023

District of Columbia (DC)

District of Columbia (DC) flagDistrict of Columbia (DC)#172021#352022#372023

Popularity Rankings for Logan in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#82020#112021#152022

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#132021#152022#152023

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#222021#192022#292023

Popularity in Other American Territories

American Samoa flag American Samoa
Guam flag Guam
Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

Other American Territories flagOther American Territories#242019#322020#242021

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#292019#372020#532021

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#422021#402022#612023

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#502021#602022#892023

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#692021#742022#792023

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#702021#712022#812023

Popularity in Uruguay

Uruguay flagUruguay#742021#1092022#1152023

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#992021#1392022#902023

Popularity in France

France flagFrance#932019#902020#1022021

Popularity in Chile

Chile flagChile#1182021

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#1742020#1392021#1482022

Popularity in Belgium

Belgium flagBelgium#1532009#1822010#1972018

Popularity in Mexico

Mexico flagMexico#4722020#2742021

Popularity in Iceland

Iceland flagIceland#3292021

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#3842021#4592022#3512023

Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#4912021#4642022#4802023

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#5342022#7072023

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Logan a Name for Boys or Girls?

Logan is used for both boys and girls. While it was traditionally more common for boys, it has become increasingly popular for girls in recent years. Its versatility and modern appeal make it a popular choice for children of either gender.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Logan

Logan in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Logan Lerman (Actor, born 1992): An American actor known for his roles in "Percy Jackson & the Olympians" and "The Perks of Being a Wallflower."
  • Logan Paul (YouTuber and Actor, born 1995): An American YouTuber, actor, and social media personality known for his controversial videos and online presence.
  • Logan Marshall-Green (Actor, born 1976): An American actor known for his roles in "Prometheus" and "Spider-Man: Homecoming."
  • Logan Henderson (Singer and Actor, born 1989): An American singer and actor best known as a member of the pop group Big Time Rush.
  • Logan Browning (Actress, born 1989): An American actress known for her role in the Netflix series "Dear White People."
  • Logan Couture (Hockey Player, born 1989): A Canadian professional ice hockey player who plays as a center for the San Jose Sharks.
  • Logan Tom (Volleyball Player, born 1981): An American volleyball player who has competed in multiple Olympic Games.
  • Logan Ryan (Football Player, born 1991): An American football player known for his career as a cornerback in the NFL.
  • Logan O’Brien (Actor, born 1992): An American actor known for his role on the TV show "General Hospital."
  • Logan Morrison (Baseball Player, born 1987): An American professional baseball player who has played for several Major League Baseball teams.
  • Logan ("Logan," 2017 Film): Follows the aging Wolverine as he cares for an ailing Professor X and protects a young mutant girl.
  • Logan Huntzberger ("Gilmore Girls," 2005 TV Series): A wealthy and charming Yale student who becomes Rory Gilmore's boyfriend.
  • Logan Echolls ("Veronica Mars," 2004 TV Series): A troubled teenager who becomes the love interest of the titular character, Veronica Mars.
  • Logan Roy ("Succession," 2018 TV Series): The ruthless and controlling patriarch of the Roy family, who runs a global media conglomerate.
  • Logan Reese ("Zoey 101," 2005 TV Series): A spoiled and often arrogant student at Pacific Coast Academy who develops a softer side.
  • Logan Bruno ("The Baby-Sitters Club," 1986 Book Series): A supportive and athletic boyfriend of Mary Anne Spier in the beloved book series.
  • Logan ("Dark Angel," 2000 TV Series): Also known as Eyes Only, he is a cyber journalist and the romantic interest of the protagonist, Max.
  • Logan Cale ("Dark Angel," 2000 TV Series): A wealthy cyber-journalist who assists the genetically enhanced protagonist, Max.
  • Logan ("Logan's Run," 1976 Film): A Sandman who begins to question the dystopian society he enforces and goes on the run.
  • Logan Mitchell ("Big Time Rush," 2009 TV Series): A member of a boy band who is known for being the smart and logical one.
  • Jacob City (Florida, USA): A small city in Jackson County, known for its peaceful environment and community spirit.
  • St. Jacob (Illinois, USA): A village in Madison County, recognized for its historic downtown and annual events.
  • Jacob Lake (Arizona, USA): An unincorporated community in Coconino County, known as a gateway to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
  • Jacobabad (Pakistan): A city in the Sindh province, notable for its extreme weather and rich cultural heritage.

Similar Names to Logan

Sibling Names for Logan