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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Very popular in Australia, but not here in the states

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I have a friend named Lachlan. It's a cute name :)

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!

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Lachie/Lockie/Lachy/Locky
Lachs
Lock/Lach
Lan

Meanings and history of the name Lachlan: | Edit

Lochlainn means "Of the lake" / "from the land of lakes", a reference to Norway which was called Lochlann in Scotland. 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)

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Lachlan Tyler, son of 10th American President John Tyler
Lachlan - A Minecraft/Pokemon/Gaming YouTuber from Australia

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