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What does Lachlan mean?

Lachlan Pronunciation of Lachlan [lach-lan] as a boys' name is pronounced LAHK-lin, LOCH-lan. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Lachlan is "from the land of lakes". May also possibly refer to a Viking ancestor or mean "bellicose". Media magnate Lachlan Murdoch.

Associated with: irish, lakes (river).


Creative forms:
(male) Lachlin, Lachlon, ..

(female) Lachla, Lachta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lachlan Zackary (L.Z.), ..

How popular is Lachlan?

Lachlan is an uncommon first name for men and a unique last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Lachlan entered the list in 2002 and reached its top rank of #768 in the U.S. in 2015. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lachlan name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lachlan outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lachlan is pronounced similarly to Laughlin. Other recommended names are Ashlan, Caelan, Cahan, Calan, Callan, Caolan, Carolan, Cathan, Cochran, Dacian, Daelan, Dalan, Dallan, Dathan, Daylan, Declan, Eachan, Faelan, Faolan, Gaelan, Gahan, Galan, Garlan, Garllan, Hackman, Harlan, Haylan, Jacan, Jacian, Jackman, Jaelan, Jahan, Jalan, Jayelan, Jaylan, Kaelan, Kahan, Kalan, Karlan, Laban, Lachman, Lachmann, Lakshman, Landan, Larran, Lasean, Lashawn, Latham, Lathan, Lathen, Laurean, Laurian, Lavan, Lehman, Lucan, Lucian, Lucjan, Marlan, Mathian, Mochan, Nachman, Nathan, Pathalan (see Parthalan), Tallan, Taylan and Waylan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Lachlan.

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