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Meaning and name origin

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


Phelan has 3 variant forms: Felan, Phelim and Felim.

For more information, see also the related boy name Faolan.


Phelan is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2914 out of 88799, Top 3%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Phelan for boys. Phelan has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

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

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Similar Names

Phelan is also pronounced similarly to Faelan. Like Phelan, this name is not commonly used.