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Meaning and name origin

Faolan \fa(o)-lan\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: Faelan, Felan, Fillan, Foillan and Phelan.


Faolan is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Caolan. Like Faolan, this name is not commonly used.