Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Means "Viking, Scandinavian" from Old Irish Lochlann, a name for Scandinavia. It means "land of the lakes", derived from loch "lake".

Related Names

VariantLochlann(Irish)
Other Languages & CulturesLachlan, Lockie(English) Lachlan, Lauchlan, Lachie(Scottish) Lachlann(Scottish Gaelic)

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Sources & References

  1. O'Brien, Kathleen M. Index of Names in Irish Annals, available from https://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Lochlainn.shtml.

Entry updated January 21, 2022