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What does Nolan mean?

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 (#705 out of 150436, 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) is Nola (#807 in 2014). Adoption of these girl names reached its highest during the years 1890-1899 (usage of 0.71%) and is now much lower (usage 0.193%, down 72.8%), with Nola becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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.