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From Scottish Gaelic lag (little hollow).


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  1. A town in Ayrshire, Scotland, from lagan (“dell”).
  2. A Scottish habitational surname from Scottish Gaelic, from the town in Ayrshire.
  3. A surname from Irish, a variant of Lohan.
  4. A male given name transferred from the surname. Used since at least the 19th century, and popular in the 2000s.
    • 1782 Thomas Jefferson: Notes on the State of Virginia: ( Chief Logan's Lament )
      Col. Cresop, the last spring, in cold blood, and unprovoked, murdered all the relations of Logan, not sparing even my women and children. - - - Logan never felt fear. He will not turn on his heel to save his life. Who is there to mourn for Logan? No one.
    • 2003, Dale Alderman, Being a Dad: The Stuff No One Told Me., →ISBN, page 18:
      "How about Logan?"
      "That's it. The perfect name!" I exclaimed. Starla liked the name, and I thought it was exceedingly cool because one of the most exciting characters in the X-Men comics is also named Logan (nicknamed Wolverine). - - - I didn't tell Starla about the comic book connection because she would probably think I was being stupid.
  5. A female given name transferred from the surname, of 1990s and later usage; much less common than the male name.
  6. A number of places in the United States:
    1. A city, the county seat of Cache County, Utah; named for the river rising in the Bear River Mts.
    2. A neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    3. A city, the county seat of Hocking County, Ohio; named for Mingo leader Chief Logan.
    4. A city, the county seat of Logan County, West Virginia; named for Chief Logan.
    5. A city, the county seat of Harrison County, Iowa; named for Union Army general John A. Logan.
    6. A village in New Mexico.
    7. A city in Kansas; named for John A. Logan.
    8. A river in the United States; flowing from the Bear River Mountains in Idaho into the Little Bear River at Benson, Utah.
    9. An unincorporated community in Dearborn County, Indiana; named for nearby Logan Creek.
    10. An unincorporated community in Lawrence County, Indiana.
    11. An unincorporated community in Greene County, Missouri; named for a local family.
    12. An unincorporated community in Lawrence County, Missouri; named for landowners William and Hetty E. Logan.
    13. An unincorporated community in Montana; named for Capt. William Logan, who participated in the campaign against American Indians in Montana.
    14. An unincorporated community in Nebraska.
    15. An unincorporated community in Wisconsin.
    16. A number of townships in the United States, listed under Logan Township.
  7. A locality in Victoria, Australia.
  8. A river in Queensland, Australia; flowing from near Mount Barney into the Moreton Bay at Woongoolba.
  9. The City of Logan, a local government area in south-east Queensland, Australia. named after Patrick Logan.

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