Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Lachlan

A masculine personal name derived from a Medieval Scottish surname meaning “fjord-lands,” from the Old Scottish-Gaelic elements loch “lake, fjord” and lann “enclosure, land.” This was a name adopted among the Scots at a very early date and was originally given as a byname to Viking settlers in Scotland, referring specifically to a “Scandinavian” or one from the “fjord-lands” (carrying with it an added meaning of “stranger”).  The nickname eventually gave rise to the surnames Lachlan and MacLachlan in the Middle Ages in both Scotland and Ireland. The first recorded evidence of the surname appeared as Lochlainn MacLochlainn in the “Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland” in the mid-11th century. 

All About the Baby Name – Lachlan

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME LACHLAN

Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME LACHLAN

Considered rare and unique as a masculine personal name today, Lachlan is surprisingly popular in Australia and New Zealand.

Quick Facts

ON LACHLAN

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

Scottish

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

991

PRONUNCIATION:

LOCK-lan

SIMPLE MEANING:

Land of the Lakes

Characteristics

OF LACHLAN

Humanitarian

Community-minded

Family-oriented

Loving

Affectionate

Compassionate

Sensitive

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OF THE BABY NAME LACHLAN

Popular Songs

ON LACHLAN

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Famous People

NAMED LACHLAN

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Children of Famous People

NAMED LACHLAN

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME LACHLAN

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