Middle Names for Logan (Classic, Modern, & Unique Options)


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If you are here then you are stumped trying to find the best middle name to go with Logan. With three children (and another on the way!) I know exactly how difficult it is to find the right name for your baby but if you have the first and last name already figured out then you are almost in the clear!

There are many great options when choosing a middle name for your boy Logan ranging from unique and interesting to traditional or classic favorites. Here are the best second name ideas for the first name Logan.

Remember that there is no such thing as a perfect name for your child, but it’s okay to obsess a little bit over the final decision. Hopefully, you haven’t waited until the last minute!

The meaning and history behind Logan

Logan has been a very popular name for a boy for the past couple of decades in the United States, Scotland, England, and Ireland, among others.

In fact, Logan reached #12 on the spot of popular boy names in 2018 and is still trending pretty high in 2019.

This name is also frequently used as a girl’s name, although it is not nearly as common as the boy version.

The name itself has a bit of an odd meaning because the Scottish surname of the same spelling is itself derived from a place in Scottland in Ayrshire. In Gaelic, this place is called lagan, which comes from the word lag, which itself means ‘a hollow.’ For those of you that don’t live in the country, a hollow is basically a lowland area or valley below a mountain range. So, in effect, Logan can mean ‘a dweller of a hollow.’

There isn’t really an overused nickname for Logan, but options include ‘Logie,’ ‘Lolo,’ or ‘Lo.’

Help finding the right middle name

After spending all of your energy on the first name the middle name can feel like a chore.

Don’t let that take away from finding the perfect complement to the first name that you worked so hard to decide on! Heck, you could even decide to pick up two middle names or even leave that space blank! In the US, you are really only legally required to have a first and last name on the birth certificate so it really is your choice. Still, the overwhelming majority of the country sticks with the traditional three name setup.

Don’t be afraid to have a little more fun with the middle name, by the way, because you can get away with a lot more with this one than you can with a first name. In most cases, middle names are rarely used and serve as a way to honor family or make an otherwise normal name more fun.

Psst! I know you are looking for a middle name but since you have already picked out the first one check out a few fun personalized items for Logan such as a book, onesie, or bib!

How to find inspiration for your middle name

Since it’s not as common to use the middle name you can choose to make it whatever you want without much fear of judgment. Still, it can be overwhelming when you start to think about it so I have four ideas for where you could find inspiration:

  • Family or traditional names – The name of family members is a great choice for finding the perfect middle name that many parents use. Comb through the list of grandparents, uncles, and old maiden names long enough and you’ll probably find something neat. Using these names helps preserve their memory and gives honor to loved ones at the same time.
  • Your second choice for the first name – If you were absolutely torn between a few different first names before you made the final decision then you could still let one of them live on through the middle name! Luckily, most good first names also make great middle names!
  • Two can be better than one – Like I said before you don’t have to limit yourself to just one middle name. If you find a combination that flows well together or you just don’t want to be able to honor both granddads you can get away with it. Plus bonus points for sounding like an English prince!
  • Memories or favorite places – Place names are pretty trendy for first names but they work well for middle names as well. Consider honeymoon destinations, favorite retreats, or just a place that you have a great memory of with your spouse.

Things to consider when choosing the middle name

It can be super fun thinking of middle names but there are still a few things that you need to watch out for that could cause problems with the name as a whole. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Potential nicknames – While you shouldn’t just toss a name for fear of an unfortunate nickname it is definitely something to think about. Put yourself into the mind of a mean child and see what you can come up with if you were trying to make fun of your child’s name.
  • Initial spellings – There will be many occasions where your child’s initials will be written down, printed on a form, or otherwise put onto display for others. With a name like Logan, it might be unfortunate if the initials spell ‘L.E.G’ or ‘L.O.O.’ Just something to think about!
  • Monogram spellings – Monograms won’t come up nearly as much with boys since you usually find them on stickers or clothes but it is still something you might want to write down just in case.
  • The overall flow of the name – Once you decide on your favorite full name I highly recommend that you write it down and say it out loud a few times as well. This will help determine how the whole name flows. Hard stops or repetitive lettering can make a full name sound strange. One trick you can use is to scream the name out like your child is in trouble or read it slowly as if they are graduating from college to see how it sounds. If you can’t take it seriously then you might want to reconsider.

Psst! Since you’ve already picked the first name, why not check out a few cute personalized gifts for your baby boy Logan?

So without any further ado, let’s get to the list! I’ve scoured the internet and found a ton of great-sounding middle names for a little boy named Logan. Some of these have a classic feel, others modern, and still more of them are a bit more unique or interesting. I hope that you find one you love!

Classic middle names for Logan

If you are looking to keep things simple and timeless then you can’t go wrong with one of these classic names. Since Logan is a bit more modern and trendy, pairing it will a more traditional middle name could be a good fit for you!

  1. Logan Zachery

  2. Logan Charles

  3. Logan Robert

  4. Logan Benjamin

  5. Logan Christopher

  6. Logan Alexander

  7. Logan Theodore

  8. Logan David

  9. Logan Daniel

  10. Logan Joseph

  11. Logan George

  12. Logan Elliot

  13. Logan Joshua

  14. Logan Thomas

  15. Logan Edward

  16. Logan Andrew

  17. Logan Patrick

  18. Logan Henry

  19. Logan James

  20. Logan Michael

Modern middle names for Logan

If you are looking for something a little more punchy then one of these modern names might do the trick. These names are a little more offbeat, but they still won’t get any funny looks!

  1. Logan Maxwell

  2. Logan Silas

  3. Logan Grant

  4. Logan Miles

  5. Logan Tyler

  6. Logan Turner

  7. Logan Pierce

  8. Logan Mitchell

  9. Logan Stanley

  10. Logan Spencer

  11. Logan Scott

  12. Logan Eric

  13. Logan Bennett

  14. Logan Dean

  15. Logan Albert

  16. Logan Carter

  17. Logan Bradley

  18. Logan Blake

  19. Logan Fraser

  20. Logan Jude

  21. Logan Eli

  22. Logan Kyle

  23. Logan Truett

  24. Logan Paul

  25. Logan Chase

  26. Logan Kennedy

  27. Logan Ford

  28. Logan Reid

  29. Logan Joel

  30. Logan Drew

  31. Logan Wyatt

  32. Logan Lee

  33. Logan Quinn

  34. Logan Emery

  35. Logan Jasper

  36. Logan Parker

  37. Logan Stuart

  38. Logan Flynn

  39. Logan Vance

  40. Logan Cooper

  41. Logan Ray

  42. Logan Clark

  43. Logan Trace

  44. Logan August

  45. Logan Gray

Unique and fun middle names for Logan

If you are looking for a more unique name then really your imagination will be your best friend. Here are a few examples of ones that I’ve found and liked that are definitely less than traditional!

  1. Logan Phoenix

  2. Logan Bram

  3. Logan Ezra

  4. Logan Rex

  5. Logan Xavier

  6. Logan Magnus

  7. Logan Hawk

  8. Logan Jett

  9. Logan Stone

  10. Logan Everest

  11. Logan Reef

  12. Logan Chance

  13. Logan Ender

  14. Logan Angus

  15. Logan Maverick

  16. Logan Cash

  17. Logan Drake

  18. Logan Atlas

Last Thoughts

Hopefully, you’ve been able to find some inspiration for your baby’s middle name!

Remember that while finding a name can seem intimidating, trust that you will find something that you’ll be happy with eventually. Just let the names soak in and see what feels right to you over time. Don’t be afraid to ask others what they think of your ideas, but don’t feel like you have to please everyone or change your plan just because someone else doesn’t like it!

Enjoy your new baby, regardless of his name!

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Josh

I'm the dad in charge of Natural Baby life. With 10 years of parenting experience across three children, I am constantly learning how to raise children more naturally. I'm passionate about doing whatever it takes to raise a happy and healthy baby! Find out more about me here.

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