What does Nolan mean?
Nolan /no-lan/ [2 sylls.] 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.
Affiliated girl name: Nola.Kreatif forms: Nalan, Nolanna, Nolannu. [more]
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. Census)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Nolan and corresponding names. The only prominent varying form of Nolan (not ranked) is Nola (#807 in 2014). Adoption of this girl name reached its highest during the years 1890-1899 (usage of 0.71%) and is now much lower (usage 0.193%, ▼72.8%), with Nola becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)