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Meaning and Name Origin

Nolan \n(o)-lan\ 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.


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

For more information, see also the related girl name Nola.


Nolan is a rare given name for women but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#741 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Nolan and corresponding names. The only prominent varying form of Nolan (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 is Nola (#807 in 2014). Adoption of this girl name reached its highest during 1890-1899 and is now much lower, with the form Nola becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nola in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Jolan, Nalani and Noelani. Like Nolan, these names are not commonly used.