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Origin & Meaning

The name Nolan is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Nolan is "famous".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "little champion, chariot-fighter".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 81 in baby name popularity for boys with 5181 occurrences.  It ranked 6332 in popular baby names for girls with 20 occurrences. 

View the Nolan Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Nolan has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Nolan to other names.


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Related Names

The names Nola, Nolene, Nuallan are all forms of Nolan.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Nolan Ryan.

Name Fun

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Be creative with the name Nolan.

Just for fun, see the name Nolan in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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Names Like This

Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.