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    Would you like to learn more about the popularity, history and meaning of the name Logan?

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    Popularity of the name Logan

    According to the Social Security Administration, Logan was the 21st most popular baby boy’s name in America in 2021, the 16th in 2020 and 2019, 10th in 2018, 5th in 2017, and 18th in 2016. While it’s safe to say this great name has “jumped around the charts”, it has certainly remained popular over the years!

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    Logan shown on our Monkey background with Blue and Red mats.

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    History and meaning of the name Logan

    The name Logan is of Scottish and Gaelic origin and means “From the Little Hollow”.  It started as a surname to designate the place name of the Logan clan, which was “lagan”, meaning “hollow”, and has since grown in modern popularity as a first name.

    The meaning of the name “Logan” is consistent across several languages, countries and cultures, and LindseyBoo Creations strives for accuracy in researching the origins and meanings of names. If you have a special meaning for your Logan, however, please let us know and we will custom-write it for you (at no additional charge)!

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    Logan shown on our Hunting and Fishing background with a Black mat.

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    Famous People named Logan

    Famous people named Logan include the actor Logan Lerman (b. 1992), who starred in “The Perks of being a Wallflower”, and Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946), an American-born British essayist and critic who was educated at Harvard and Oxford. His “Words and Idioms” made him an authority on correct English language usage.

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    Your Logan

    I’m not sure if your Logan came from a “little hollow”, however, he certainly has a wonderful, historic Scottish/Gaelic namesake!

    I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the various art backgrounds and mat combinations shown here in this blog that go so beautifully with this wonderful name! Please remember that any name can be combined with any art background and mat combination of your choice.

    Thank you for reading my blog about Logan! Have fun perusing our website, looking up the names of your family, friends and loved ones – and in the rare event we don’t have the name that you’re looking for, I am happy to write it for you at no extra charge!

    I’d love to hear from you! Please let me know if my poem for Logan matches your sweet child, or someone you know.

    Frequently asked questions about the name Logan (FAQ)

    Is Logan a good name?

    A name that translates to “small hollow,” Logan has neared the top of the charts for U.S. boy names thanks to its stylish sound and surname vibes. The name Logan is on-trend with similar names like Rowan, Mason, and Landon, which have been making hearts skip a beat, yet manages to stand distinctly on his own.

    How Rare is the name Logan?

    Logan was the 21st most popular boys name and 309th most popular girls name. In 2021 there were 8,786 baby boys and 1,031 baby girls named Logan. 1 out of every 212 baby boys and 1 out of every 1,726 baby girls born in 2021 are named Logan.

    Can Logan be a girl’s name?

    The name Logan is both a boy’s name and a girl’s name of Scottish origin meaning “little hollow”. Logan, with its appealing Scottish burr, is a very hot boy’s name—it’s in the Top 10 in many U.S. states, and heading for Number 1 in some states—and can also make a rich and resonant choice for a girl.

    How many ways can you spell the name Logan?

    Logan originated as a Scottish surname which was derived from a place of that name in Ayrshire. The place name came from lagan, a Scottish Gaelic diminutive of lag, meaning “hollow.” Alternate spellings include Logon, Logen, and Logyn, which is more common among girls.

    What is the meaning of Logan?

    The name Logan is primarily a gender-neutral name of Scottish origin that means “Little Hollow.”

    When did the name Logan become popular?

    Although the name Logan has been popular since the 1970’s, it has been at its peak popularity over the last couple of years. It was originally more commonly used as a Scottish surname, derived from a place. Logan is also used as a girl’s name, but has seen more popularity for boys.

    If you enjoy reading about the popularity and meanings of names, check out my in-depth article “What’s in a Name?”

    What’s in a name?

    Here is a short excerpt:

    “We believe all children are gifts to our world, and their beautiful, deeply thought-out names deserve to be memorialized in poetry, meant to not only capture the wonderful feelings the gift giver has for the recipient, but also the wonderful characteristics and attributes of the recipient.

    As King Solomon aptly stated, “A good name is rather to be chosen than riches.”

    Click here to read the full article.

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