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What does Orlan mean?

Orlan Pronunciation of Orlan [or-lan] as a name for boys means "renowned land". Orlan is an alternate spelling of Orlando (Spanish, Old German): variation of Roland.

Associated with: renowned (famous).


Orlan has 1 variant: Orlin.

4 more different relations via Orlando: Arlando, Orland, Orlondo and Roland.

Creative forms:
(male) Orlanh, Orlano, ..

(female) Orolin, Orten, ..

Middle name pairings:
Orlan Johann (O.J.), ..

How popular is Orlan?

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

Orlan entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its top rank of #1535 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Roland (#586 the previous year), Orlando (#614), Orland and Orlin are the prominent variation forms of Orlan. Usage of these relations of Orlan was common during 1920-1929 (average #837) and has become much lower since (#1440, 73% less usage), with the form Roland becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Orlan, Orland, Orlando, Orlin, Roland in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Orlan and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Orlan is alike in pronunciation to Arlan, Arlen, Arlenn, Arlin, Arllen, Arlyn and Arrlen. Other suggested similar names are Alan, Allan, Aran, Arian, Arman, Arnan, Arran, Aslan, Bran, Brian, Bryan, Calan, Colan, Dalan, Dilan, Dolan, Dylan, Eilan, Elan, Eran, Erman, Ernan, Felan, Fran, Frean, Galan, Garlan, Harlan, Ilan, Jalan, Kalan, Karlan, Kelan, Kylan, Marlan, Milan, Nolan, Odran, Ogdan, Ola, Olaf, Olav, Olen, Olin, Olyn, Oral, Oran, Oren, Orin, Orion, Orjan, Orman, Ormand, Oron, Orran, Orren, Orrin, Orsen, Orsin, Orson, Orton, Orval, Orvin, Orwin, Oryon, Osman, Rylan and Urban. These names tend to be more frequently used than Orlan.

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