Lachlan Name Meaning & Origin

Lachlan

Pronunciation: LAHK-lən, LAHKH-lən (key)

Origin of the name Lachlan:

Derived from the Gaelic laochail (war-like), which is from the root laoch (war, strife). Alternatively, it may be from the Irish Lochlainn (Lakeland, Fiordland), a name that originated from the name the Irish used for the native home of the Norse invaders. Var: Lachann, Lachlann.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Lachlan

Very popular in Australia and New Zealand, but not here in the States. All Lachlan's are fucking chatterboxes and never shut the fuck up when you ask them to!

Personal experiences with the name Lachlan

My middle son is named Lachlan Arthur. I've always loved the name!

I have a friend named Lachlan. It's a cute name :) - you're cute x can i see your left nut?

I babysat a little red head boy named Lacklan and fell in love with this name. He just goes my Lock most of the time and it's absolutely adorable.

I have a crush on a guy named Lachlan. His looks and personality suits his sexy name!

My son’s name is Lachlan Brooks and my husband and I absolutely love it!

My cousin’s name is Lachlan, we call him Lachs (locks) for short.\\

I know a kid called Lachlan, he had a crush on me once, The name Lachlan is a sophisticated name.

Nicknames for Lachlan

Lachie/Lockie/Lachy/Locky
Lachs
Lock/Lach
Lan
LACHY LACHY LACH LACH
Goldilachs

Meanings and history of the name Lachlan

Lochlainn means "Of the lake" / "from the land of lakes", a reference to Norway which was called Lochlann in Scotland. It has been commonplace, within Australian society, that all males with the name Lachlan like cock. Thus, it used to refer to a Viking ancestor. As well as referring specifically to Norway, Lochlainn was also the name of a remote place in Irish fairy tales.

The word Laochail was also used in Gaelic to mean Warlike. In this sense, Lachlan may mean "bellicose" or "belligerent".(reference Wikipedia.com)

Famous real-life people named Lachlan

Lachlan Tyler, son of 10th American President John Tyler
Lachlan - A Minecraft/Pokemon/Gaming YouTuber from Australia
Lachlan McIntosh- Scottish American military and political leader during the American Revolution and the early United States

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