What does Nolan mean?
Nolan [nolan] as a boys' name (also used less generally as girls' 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.
1 feminine form: Nola.Creative forms:
(male) Nelan, Newlan, ..
(female) Middle name pairings:
Nolan Casen (N.C.), ..
How popular is Nolan?
Nolan is a very prominent first name for males (#597 out of 1220, Top 49%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#705 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Nolan reached its top rank of #71 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Nolen (#1737 in 2015) and Noland are the prominent alternative forms of Nolan (#71 in 2015). These relations of Nolan were favored as birth names in 2015 (average #1269). Nolan is a constant favorite.
Nolan▲ is alike in pronunciation to Nalin, Nealon, Neilan and Newlin. Other suggested similar names are Alan▼, Allan▼, Arlan, Aslan, Boban, Calan, Caolan, Colan, Colman, Conan, Conlan, Cowan, Coyan, Dalan, Dilan▲, Doan, Dolan, Doran, Dowan, Dylan, Eilan, Elan, Faolan, Felan, Galan, Goran, Hogan, Holman, Howlan, Ilan, Jalan, Johan▲, Joran, Jovan, Kalan, Kelan, Kylan▲, Logan▲, Loman, Loran, Milan▲, Naman, Natan, Nevan, Nisan, Noah▲, Noak, Noam, Noll, Norman▼, Orlan, Roan, Roban, Rogan, Rohan▲, Roldan, Rollan, Roman▲, Ronan▲, Rowan▲, Royan, Rylan, Sohan, Toran, Wylan and Zoltan. These names tend to be less commonly used than Nolan.See names in meaning and etymology.