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Boy Names Ending with -lan

Lan ending baby names and what they mean, with 63 results. -lan names are used more often as masculine names. Adoption of these boy names was at its peak 3 years ago (USAGE OF 1.45%) and has remained as conventional to this day (USAGE 1.39%, 4%), but with names like Alan becoming less stylish. The more fashionable baby names here are Callan (#588), Declan (#101), Lachlan (#686), Milan (#450) and Nolan (#64), while Morlan (TOP 8%) and Mullan (10%) are common -lan last names.

-lan names

Agilan - Dallan | Declan - Karlan | Keelan - Tallan | Taylan - Wylan

Agilan - Dallan

Stems fr. Tamil. "Man who commands everything." Akilan is a marginally prominent kid's name. See also Ashlan.

Alan and variants

Alan, var. Allan1
Origin fr. Old German. "Precious." Alan, Allan (cf. Aclan, Klan) are common -lan suffix surnames.


Form of Allen. From Gaelic, Old German words. "Precious." Allan is familiar (UPPER 20%) as a male name, and is found commonly (UPPER 2%) as a last name. See also Aslan.


Form of Arlen. Derived fr. Gaelic word. "Pledge, oath." Arlan is commonplace as a baby name compared to other versions. Gender-neutral name.

Var. of Erland. Based on Old English, Old Norse. "Noble's land; foreigner, stranger." Also a girls' name. Somewhat novel as a boys' name, Arlan occurs more frequently as a last name.

Var. of Ashley. Root fr. Old English word. "Ash meadow." Not Top 2000 name. Unisex name.

Stems fr. Turkish. "Lion." Aslan is not often adopted as a children's name. See also Ashlen.

Var. of Bartholomew. From Aramaic element. "Son of Talmai (the farmer)." Outside Top 2000.

Caelan and variants

Caelan1, var. Calan
Based on Irish, Gaelic element. "Slender." Caelan is familiar as a baby name among these variant forms.


Root fr. Gaelic, Scottish languages. "Battle; rock." Cross-gender use. Used frequently as a boys' name, Callan is similar to the popular Callum.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -lan names: Alan, Allan, Arlan, Caelan, Callan, Daylan

Caolan, var. Kealan, Caelan2
Origin fr. Gaelic word. "Slender." Less common today. Caelan was the version last listed (2011) in the Top 2000.

Carollan, var. Carolan
Derivative of Irish, Gaelic element. "Little champion." Unusual, with the common androgynous-sounding -an suffix for Carollan, Carolan, like Cailean.

Form of Chamberlain. From Middle English language. "Chief officer of the household." Not that popular as a baby name.

Var. of Colin. Root fr. Irish, Scottish, Gaelic words. "Young creature." Compare surnames Colman (TOP 5%), Colen (18%). See also Colwin.

Derived fr. Irish, Gaelic element. "Hero." Conlan, like the similar Colan, occurs more often as a surname.

Var. of Cullen. Derived fr. Irish, Gaelic language. "Good-looking lad; handsome." Not in Top 2000. See also Calan.

Daylon and variants

Daylan, Daelan
Var. of Daylon. Root fr. American word. Daylon and its variants probably are .. Rare, with usage of 0.001% for Daelan and Daylan as birth names in 2018, lower than 0.004% the year before.

Var. of Dale. Root fr. Old English. "Valley." Not in Top 2000. See also Dillen.

Dallan2, var. Dalan
Stems fr. Irish. "Blind." Rare as boys' names, but Dallan and Dalan are comparable to the more common Dylan.

Form of Dallin. From Old English language. "From the valley." Dallani and Dellan are creative forms. See also Dyllon.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for -lan names for boys.

1. Agilan - Dallan
Agilan, Alan [Allan], Allen [Allan], Arlen [Arlan], Erland [Arlan], Ashley [Ashlan], Aslan, Bartholomew [Bartalan], Caelan [Calan], Callan, Caolan [Kealan, Caelan], Carollan [Carolan], Chamberlain [Chambellan], Colin [Colan], Conlan, Cullen [Cullan], Daylon [Daylan, Daelan], Dale [Dallan], Dallan [Dalan], Dallin [Dallan]

Declan, Dillon [Dilan, Dillan], Dolan, Dylan [Dyllan, Dillan], Eilon [Ilan, Elan, Eilan], Faolan [Felan, Phelan, Fillan, Foillan, ..], Fillan [Faolan], Galen [Galan, Gaelan], Garland [Garlan, Garllan], Gillean [Gillan], Gunnar [Gullan], Harlan, Halen [Haylan], Howland [Howlan], Ilan [Elan], Jalen [Jalan, Jaylan, Jaelan, Jayelan], Jaylen [Jaylan], Kaelan [Kalan, Caelan], Kellen [Kelan, Kellan, Keilan, Keillan, ..], Karl [Karlan]

Keelan [Kelan, Keilan, Keillan, Keallan, ..], Kyle [Kylan], Lachlan, Marlon [Marlan], Mellen [Mellan], Emiliano [Milan], Miles [Milan], Milan, Neil [Neilan], Nolan [Nollan], Orlando [Orlan], Parthalan [Pathalan], Phelan [Felan], Quillan, Quinlan, Quinn [Quinlan], Roland [Rollan], Ryland [Rylan], Scanlon [Scanlan], Talon [Tallan]

Taylan, Wayland [Wylan, Waylan], Wylan

Usage comparison for -lan names