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What does Colan mean?

Colan Pronunciation of Colan [colan] as a boys' name. The meaning of Colan is "young creature". Colan is a version of Colin (Irish, Scottish, Gaelic).


Colan has 2 variants: Cailean and Colyn.

3 more relations via Colin: Col, Cole and Colle.

Creative forms:
(male) Colain, Corlan, ..

(female) Cola, Cosan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Colan Santino (C.S.), ..

How popular is Colan?

Colan is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#48109 out of 150436, Top 32%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Colan (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 are Cole (#115 a year ago) and Colin (#172). Adoption of these forms of Colan reached its highest a decade ago (average #78) and is somewhat lower today (#143, down 43%). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cole, Colin in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cole, Colin outside U.S.

Similar Names

Colan is pronounced similarly to Caelan, Caelen, Cailin, Calan, Callan, Caolain, Caolan, Colhoun, Collen, Collin, Colwyn, Cullan, Cullen, Cullin, Kaelan, Kalan, Kalen, Kalin, Keelan, Kelan, Kellan, Kilean, Kilian, Kylan and Kylen. Other suggested similar names are Alan, Allan, Aslan, Cahan, Carolan, Chan, Cian, Clay, Colas, Coldin, Coleman, Colet, Coley, Colm, Colman, Colt, Colum, Conan, Conant, Conlan, Conlon, Cowan, Coyan, Cronan, Cyran, Dilan, Dolan, Doran, Dowan, Dylan, Eilan, Elan, Faolan, Felan, Holman, Ilan, Johan, Joran, Loran, Milan, Nolan, Nollan, Orlan, Rogan, Roldan, Rollan, Roman, Rowan, Toran and Wylan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Colan.

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