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Logan is a unisex baby name of Scottish and English origin meaning “small hollow”. While Logan is traditionally a boy’s name, it has risen in popularity as a girl’s name since 1988.

Meaning and Origin of the Name Logan:

Logan is an English and Scottish name meaning “small hollow”. Logan derives from a Scottish surname for people from Auchinleck, in Ayrshire.

Symbolism of the Name Logan:

A hollow is a small valley usually around an offshoot of a river. A hollow is a cozy, safe place where animals often make their dens.

Nicknames for the Name Logan:

On the hunt for a good nickname for Logan? Look no further! We've got a great list of nicknames here:

  • Ginny 
  • Lola
  • Lo
  • Loge
  • Ann
  • Annie 
  • Ans
  • Oges
  • Gin
  • Gans
  • Lolo
  • Loges

Style of the Name Logan:

Traditional (boys), Modern (girls)

Gender of the Name Logan:

Logan is a name for both girls and boys.

Pronunciation of the Name Logan:


Number of Syllables in the Name Logan:


Emotion Evoked From the Name Logan:

Logan evokes feelings of strength and caring.

Alternative Spellings for the Name Logan:

Logen, Logyn

Popularity of the Name Logan:

According to the Social Security Administration, Logan has been in the top 1,000 boys’ names since 1900. It has been in the top 100 since 1991. As a girl’s name, Logan has been in the top 1,000 since 1988 and peaked at #257 in 1996. As of 2022, Logan ranked at 33 on the boys' list and 372 on the girls' list.

Great Middle Names for the Name Logan and Their Meanings:



Famous People with the Name Logan:

  • Logan Lerman(American actor)
  • Logan Marshall Green (American actor)
  • Logan Mankins (American football player)
  • Logan Allen Pause (American soccer player)
  • Logan aka Wolverine (X-Men Marvel Universe)
  • Logan Bruno (literature, “The Babysitters Club” by Ann M​. Martin)
  • Logan Fell (television, “The Vampire Diaries”)
  • Logan Huntzberger (television, “Gilmore Girls”)
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