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Pronunciation

noʊlən

Origin

English, Irish

Meaning

Traditionally, Nolan is an Irish surname, meaning “champion”. In Gaelic, it also means “noble” and “famous”, even the descendant of a chariot fighter, so everything about this name exudes strength. There’s something adventurous about taking a last name loaded with an endless list of prominent people, and giving it to your baby boy as his first.

Rank in the year 2015

Nolan was ranked #105 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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