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Nolan meaning and name origin
Nolan \n(o)-lan\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Nolan), is pronounced NOH-lan. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Nolan is "champion". From Nuallan. Also possibly from Uallach (Gaelic) "proud one". Surname used as given name. Baseball celebrity Nolan Ryan.
Nolan has 5 variant forms: Noland, Nolen, Nolin, Nollan and Nolyn.
Nolan is also pronounced similarly to Nalin and Neilan. Other suggested similar baby names are Colan and Dolan.
Popularity of Nolan
Nolan is a very popular first name for males (#597 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#741 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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