US Popularity:1670
Other Origin(s):Irish, Welsh, Scottish
Meaning:Land of the lakes; One who dwells at the fjord-land; Norway; Scandinavia; Norseman
The Land of Saints and Scholars has many interesting names with a deep history to choose from. Lochlan is one of these Irish names, and it means “land of the lakes.” Lochlan is ultimately a Gaelic name shared in Irish, Scottish, and Welsh, referring to the Vikings of Norway. Interpretations include "one who dwells at the fjord-land," "Norway," "Scandinavia," and "Norseman." This ancient name and its variants date back to the Viking tribes that made their way to the Celtic lands millennia ago and stuck around to give Lochlan some serious roots. Originally a last name derived from Mac Lachlainn, Lochlan was borne by those whose heritage was Scandinavian—bonus points if they had Viking-red hair to boot. But no matter what genes baby is rocking, Lochlan is perfect for your fierce little Viking on their way.

Lochlan Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Lochlan is currently #1269 on The Bump
Boy:Lochlan is currently #686 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Lochlan is currently #1670 in U.S. births
Boy:Lochlan is currently #824 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 18
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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