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What does Phelan mean?

Phelan \ph(e)-lan\ as a boys' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Phelan is "like a wolf".


Phelan has 3 variants: Felan, Felim and Phelim.

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Faolan.


Phelan is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#3181 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Phelan for boys. Phelan has not been recorded in the Top 1000 so far. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Phelan is alike in pronunciation to Faelan. Like Phelan, this name is not frequently used.