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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 of the name Logan:

Scottish/English: small hollow

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.

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

Nicknames for the name Logan:

Popularity of the name Logan:

According to the Social Security Administration, Logan has been in the top 1000 boys’ names since 1900. It has been in the top 100 since 1991. As a girl’s name, Logan has been in the top 1000 since 1988 and peaked at #257 in 1996.

Related names for the name Logan:

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)

Logans in popular culture:

  • 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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