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What does Carolan mean?

Carolan /car-olan/ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Carolan) means "little champion". Carolan is an alternate spelling of Carollan (Irish, Gaelic).

Associated with: little, champion.


Carolan has 2 related forms via Carollan: Carlin and Carling.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Calolan, Casolan, ..

(female) Caran, Carolana, ..

How popular is Carolan?

Carolan is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#13082 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Carolan and associated names. The only popular alternative form of Carolan (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 is Carlin. Adoption of this relation of Carolan was at its highest in 1992 (#1474). (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Aaran, Arlan, Bartalan, Brogan, Cadfan, Cadogan, Cadon, Caelan, Cahan, Caidan, Cailean, Cailin, Cajetan, Calan, Callan, Campian, Camron, Cannan, Caolain, Caolan, Carden, Cardin, Cardon, Carley, Carlo, Carlos, Carlton, Carman, Carnahan, Caroll, Carolus, Caron, Carrlos, Carroll, Carsan, Carsen, Caryl, Caspian, Cattlin, Colan, Cortland, Coyan, Cronan, Cyran, Darian, Darran, Darrian, Darryan, Darshan, Daylan, Dolan, Faolan, Farran, Gaelan, Galan, Garan, Garlan, Garllan, Garman, Garran, Garrman (see Garman), Garvan, Harlan, Harman, Jalan, Jarran, Jayelan, Kaelan, Kalan, Karlan, Lachlan, Marlan, Marsean, Tarran and Taylan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Carolan.