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Nolan Meaning


What does Nolan mean?

The name Nolan is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Nolan is "famous".

Nolan is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced No-lan.

The Given Name Nolan

Nolan is a form of the Irish surname O Nuallain meaning "descendant of Nuallan".

It derives from the Old Irish element nuall meaning "famous, noble".

Nolan is a chic and stylish name.

This great little boy name has a natural cheerfullness.

A memorable name that will be beloved by parents.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Nolan Hemmings, and Nolan Ryan.

Nolan Popularity

In the U.S. in 2016, it ranked 65 in baby name popularity for boys with 5,615 occurrences. It ranked 5,711 in baby name popularity for girls with 23 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 71 in baby name popularity for boys with 5,731 occurrences. It ranked 6,889 in baby name popularity for girls with 18 occurrences.

Want to see how Nolan sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Nolan Name Popularity Page.

Nolan Related Names

Variants of the name Nolan include Noland, Nolen, Nuallan.

The names Nola, Nolene are all forms of Nolan.

Famous Nolans

  • Nolan Hemmings ~ Actor
  • Nolan Ryan ~ Baseball Player

Nolan Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Nolan.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Nolan Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Nolan in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

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.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Nolan in Nautical Flags page.