or O'Brogan, is a surname originating in Ireland
from the original Ó Brógáin
. The name can be traced back to Saint Brogan
, Saint Patrick's
nephew and scribe, and has many original meanings, including sorrowful, sharp faced, sturdy and strong.
Traditionally, Brogan has also been used as a first name for boys, after the Saint.
It may also be linked to 'bróg', the Irish word for shoe or boot, hence the reference to modern work shoes and boots as brogues. It is also common for someone with a heavy Irish, or Scottish accent to be described as speaking with a 'brogue', which derives from the same word.
Notable people with the name
- Alan Brogan, an Irish footballer.
- Bernard Brogan (senior), an Irish footballer.
- Bernard Brogan (junior), an Irish footballer.
- Colm Brogan, a Scottish journalist and political pamphleteer.
- Dean Brogan, an Australian footballer.
- Denis William Brogan, a British historian.
- Frank Brogan, an American politician.
- James Brogan, Rhythm guitarist of Manchester England based band The Laurels
- Frank Brogan (footballer), a Scottish footballer.
- Hugh Brogan, a British historian.
- John Brogan, a Scottish footballer.
- Jim Brogan, an Irish footballer.
- Jim Brogan (basketball), an American basketball player.
- Kyle Brogan, fictional main character in the online series, The Illusion
- Michelle Brogan, an Australian basketball player.
- Mike Brogan, an author's pseudonym.
- Saint Brogan.
- Stephen Brogan, an English footballer.
- Sean Brogan, Adult Film Star
- Jimmy Brogan, IRA Member, arrested in Crumlin Road Prison
is also a term generally applied to any heavy, ankle-high shoe
, more specifically, any such boot worn by a soldier in the American Civil War
. The standard model of brogan worn by a soldier was the Model 1859 Jefferson, a square-toed model with four eyelets and leather laces.