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I read somewhere that Brogan was Irish meaning terror.
― Anonymous User  4/30/2006
I've really only ever heard this name used for a girl and I've often been told that it means little terror also.
Gianna  6/21/2006
Oh, my! Even without the "terror" meaning, this is really a bad name.
audreyhubley  8/29/2006
Isn't this a shoe? Like a big, clunky shoe? I might be mistaken, though.
― Anonymous User  9/1/2006
Take away the R and it becomes Bogan. Hehe.
― Anonymous User  3/8/2007
We named our Daughter this, she was born in 1994, in Yorkshire, England. We know of nobody else around us with such a name, everybody comments on it, she likes it too. Better not tell her some boys have the name!
I liked this name so much when I heard it I gave it to my daughter in 1988. I've heard of a couple others here in Canada since then.
― Anonymous User  6/16/2007
I highly dislike the name since 'broga' is the Welsh word for frog and that's all I can think of when I hear it. When I heard from a friend that someone she knew had named their child Broga the first thing I asked was 'Why did she want to call her frog?'
― Anonymous User  1/10/2008
It sounds like a pretty cool name for males, even though I'm not exactly happy about its religious background. The problem is that you can neither write the name or pronounce it without the ''BRO''. What if that becomes the guy's nickname? Ugh! That's why I'd rather name my son Rogan if I were you. Actually, I'd go for Logan, as it sounds softer. This is quite a masculine name, and if the bearer isn't very masculine, it isn't going to suit him. People who name their daughters Brogan must be out of their minds. It will only suit tomboyish girls and possibly, not necessarily, but possibly some androgynous women, but I really have my doubts about that. See, this doesn't really sound like the name of a female, no matter how masculine, as they still can't reach the level of masculinity of the average guy.
slight night shiver  5/17/2008
My younger sister's name is Brogan. I think the name suits her perfectly. She is a very tough person outwardly, but to her good friends and family she is just a softy. People are always commenting on what a unique and beautiful name she has. I can see how the name is a bit masculine, but that brings a strength to it. [and she never gets called Bro, its B or B-Stah]
akaZsa  6/7/2008
This name sounds totally masculine in my opinion. It seems to me that people just name their daughters this because they think it's another cutsie name that they can use for girls because it is now the trendy thing to name your daughters a boys name (Hayden, Jayden, Braeden, Addison, Maddison, Jaxxon & all the other names that end in "son"). Blagh! I love Brogan for a boy, even though I don't really care for the meaning much. It just has a nice sound to it.
Arieanne  3/16/2009
Ugh. I don't like this name. It means shoe and it's a little ugly sounding.
-Julia-  7/25/2009
I don't like this name. Brogan would cause bullying in Australia because it looks like the nasty word "bogan". Brogan also makes me think of a spoiled brat. This name looks even worse on a girl, since it doesn't sound feminine at all.
bananarama  4/17/2010
I actually like the name unlike some people it seems. I know three Brogans. Two of them do ballet and until I read these comments, I never thought that Brogan would be a masculine name. One of the Brogans are actually spelt with a 'y' instead of an 'a', so it doesn't really sound like bogan but rhymes with in.
― Anonymous User  4/24/2010
My dad works with a lady that named her son Brogan after Brogan Cellars, the wine company.
strange_names123  3/26/2011
Brogan means little shoe? Ooookay...

I was first introduced to this name when an artist I follow used it for a female platypus character. I've come to love it as a girl's name, even though the shortened version is Bro. Although it works on her because she can be quite aggressive, and she still has her spurs (although they are non-venomous; nonetheless, a female platypus usually loses her spurs by the time she's a year old).

Strange that it means little shoe, though. Who names their kid Little Shoe? Sounds like a surname for a Blackfoot family.
Atarah Derek  6/5/2011
St Brogan was actually the nephew of st Patrick. And it doesn't mean terror, little terror. It means sturdy shoe or little shoe.
My maiden name was Shue. So sturdy shoe or little shoe would fit but thanks for all the negative opinions. Good to know that opinions are like... well, I'll leave it at that. don't insult a name- either have something nice to say or don't say anything at all.
Jodieorange  4/9/2013
My name is Brogan, I am a very feminine woman and have a very soft voice. I like my name because it is strong and bold where I am not. I used to go by a more feminine nickname because I was embarrassed about my name, but feel a lot more comfortable going by Brogan now.
brogan  5/5/2013
Sounds like the word broken to me.
Hushpuppy  4/1/2014
A summer or two ago I was at a beach, and a family beside us had a little boy named Brogan. Or "Broggie" as they called him for short. I remember laughing to myself because it sounded like "boggie" (a nose booger) but saying the name over again, and seeing it written out, that asociation is wearing off and I am actually quite liking that name now!
― Anonymous User  5/2/2014
My name is Brogan and I am a female. I am not particularly girly but I am not a tomboy either.
I did grow up in Australia with this name, even sounding like "bogan" but it never phased me as a kid. I actually use that as an advantage when introducing myself saying "yep, it's bogan with an r" and it always breaks the ice. I get compliments on the name quite often, as well as having people tell me it is unusual... lets face it, it is an unusual name. I feel like I couldn't be named anything else though. I don't hear my name and think that it sounds like a pretty name at all... but it sounds like me.
So don't be completely turned off the name... those with this name tend to turn out ok, and with thick skin even being called bogan whilst growing up. Plus my celtic friends tell me that it means shoe, and I do love shoes.... it's in the name :)
bobdod  5/8/2014
We named our son Brogan and of course some people will read negatives into a name. My name is Peter, I mean honestly, who would call their son 'stone'! ;) Whether Brogan is good or bad depends on whether your glass is half full or half empty. My son was teased by one boy at school as a big Ogre in one of the movies was called Brogan too. But as that Brogan was a hero figure in the story the teasing didn't really make sense. Some people will find any reason to tease. Once a child realises that bullying is not about him, it's about the bully's insecurity, their behaviour becomes insignificant. 'Brogan' gets my son noticed and marks him clearly as an individual (there are no other Brogans in his High School). People seem intrigued by this young man with the enigmatic name. Interestingly, I read somewhere that in gaelic leprechaun is spelt Le Brogan. Does that mean the correct pronunciation of Brogan should be Bregawn? This sounds softer for a girls name to my ears.
Nobby Nobbs  7/19/2014
Definitely NOT a girls name. Come'on, "Bro!" For crying out loud. (Brother) "Hey yo bro"

The name sounds 100% male. Its just like people slapping Logan on a girl. Yuck.
― Anonymous User  5/26/2015
I'm female and my name is Brogan. I'm not gonna lie, as a kid I hated it, because I hated being different, but as an adult I feel blessed to have such a unique name, and I'm constantly getting compliments about it.
I don't feel like it's important whether I am feminine or not, but I love the meaning of my name. I know you all seem to be hung up over the idea that it means shoe, but it means STRONG shoe. So it literally means I'm a strong person. (And I am!)
Besides, don't you know a good pair of shoes can take you many places in life?
It's a strong sounding name and people never forget it! Comes in handy in interviews and stuff.
I've only ever met one Brogan in my whole life and they were also female, in fact until I was 16 I always thought it was a girl's name (I have lived in both London and Northern Ireland) It's also an easy name for people from other countries, such as Germany, Italy and Portugal to pronounce as it's got quite a classic sound to it.
It always starts a conversation about how my name is interesting when I meet strangers, and I think it makes people more interested in me (I have literally gotten free drinks at a bar because a guy liked my name) Also, may I add, it's super fun to see if people at Starbuck's can spell it, and always feels amazing when they can.

For the person worried that the nickname "Bro" would come about, I have only ever been given three nicknames relating to my name: Brogz (My personal favourite) B and Bee so I don't think this is a problem at all.

I think some of the comments here are really dumb. If you don't like the name, fair enough, not everyone likes every name, but no need to insult it, people feel very protective of their name, as it is a part of who they are, it is literally the first gift we ever receive from our parents, so ease up on the harsh comments, yeah?

I'd choose my name over a more common one any day!
― Anonymous User  10/27/2015
Brogan was a Saint. The name is now becoming popular as a first name for girls.

It's a cool name and is now becoming popular, more so since 1997 and onward.
zeroin  4/27/2016
I love the name Brogan as that is the name we gave our daughter who was born in 1990. There weren't many Brogans around then, and loads of people would comment on her name and how they liked it. It's not masculine at all!
She has always loved her name. We call her Brog, or Broggy, or B for short.
Nick Marshall  6/3/2016
The name Brogan was given to 155 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/18/2016
Brogan McKay is a 3 time world champion Irish dancer and appeared in the movie Jig.
CiaraFinley  9/13/2016
Brogan Luftus is a model. She goes by Brogzz. This falls into the Logan, Hogan, Boden category. Also unisex. Means little shoe and gives a feeling of strength. I would use this for a girl or boy.
― Anonymous User  12/9/2017

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