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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!
-- FLATCOATRETRIEVER  4/23/2007
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
Hi,
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

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