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What does Dolan mean?

Dolan Pronunciation of Dolan [dolan] as a boys' name is pronounced DOH-lan. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Dolan is "dark; bold; black-haired".

Associated with: irish, bold (brave).


Creative forms:
(male) Dodlan, Doylan, ..

(female) Dodan, Doli, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dolan Amar (D.A.), ..

How popular is Dolan?

Dolan is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#1179 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Dolan entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its highest position of #1848 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dolan name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dolan outside U.S.

Similar Names

Dolan is pronounced similarly to Daelan, Dalan, Dalen, Dallan, Dallen, Dalon, Dalwyn, Dalyn, Daylen, Daylin, Daylon, Delaine, Delane, Deleon, Delwin, Delwyn, Dilan, Dillan, Dillen, Dillon, Dilon, Dylan, Dyllon, Dylon and Dylonn. Other suggested similar names are Alan, Boban, Caolan, Colan, Conan, Cowan, Dagan, Dan, Delani, Delano, Delany, Delman, Devan, Doan, Doane, Don, Doogan, Doram, Doran, Dorian, Doron, Dorran, Dowan, Duran, Faolan, Galan, Goran, Holman, Ilan, Joran, Jovan, Kalan, Kylan, Logan, Loran, Milan, Nolan, Nollan, Roan, Rogan, Roldan, Rollan, Roman, Ronan, Royan, Rylan, Sohan, Toran, Wylan and Zoltan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dolan.

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