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Nolan (girl)

What does Nolan mean?

Nolan Pronunciation of Nolan [nolan] as a girls' name (also used more widely as boys' name Nolan) is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Nolan is "champion". Surname used as given name.

Associated with: irish, surname.


Nolan has 8 variants: Nolana, Noland, Nolanda, Nolen, Nolene, Nolin, Nollan and Nolynn.

Affiliated girl name: Nola.

Creative forms:
(female) Naalan, Nulan, ..

(male) Nonay, Novan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nolan Macey (N.M.), ..

How popular is Nolan?

Nolan is a rare given name for women but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#705 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. The only prominent varying form of Nolan (not ranked) is Nola (#767 in 2015). Adoption of this relation of Nolan reached its highest a century ago and is now much lower. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nola in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nolan and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Nolan is pronounced similarly to Noeleen, Noelene, Noeline and Noelynn. Other suggested similar names are Arlan, Doran, Dowan (see Dawn), Dylan, Elan, Ellan, Joan, Jolan, Jolean, Kalan, Logan, Nalani, Nan, Nela, Neola, Nila, Niran, Noa, Noela, Noelani, Nona, Nonah, Noola, Nora, Norah, Nova, Nowla, Nula, Nyla, Nylah and Rowan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Nolan.

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