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Meaning and Name Origin

Faolan \fa(o)-lan\ as a boys' name is pronounced fwail-awn. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Faolan is "wolf". Pet form of faol. The name of legendary Irish warriors and saints, one of whom was a missionary to Scotland, where the name took the form Fillan.


Faolan has 5 variants: Faelan, Felan, Fillan, Foillan and Phelan.


Faolan is an uncommonly occurring first name for males. Faolan is an equivalently unusual surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Faolan for boys. Faolan has not been recorded in the Top 1000 thus far. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Faolan name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

A recommended similar baby name is Caolan. Like Faolan, this name is not frequently used.