Nolan - Meaning of Nolan
[ 2 syll. no-lan, nol-an ] The baby boy name Nolan is pronounced as NOW-LaeN †. Nolan is used predominantly in the English and Irish languages, and its origin is Celtic. Nuallan (Old Irish) is an original form of Nolan. The first name is derived from the Irish Gaelic surname Ó Nualláin, meaning 'descendant of Nualláin'; Nualláin was originally a nickname derived as a diminutive of 'nuall' (meaning famous, champion, chariot-fighter). The name Nola (English, Irish, Italian, and Mende) is the female version of Nolan.
Nolen (English variant spelling) is another form of Nolan.
Nolan is popular as a baby name for boys, and it is also viewed as trendy. The name's popularity has been growing since the 1960s. Its usage peaked modestly in 2018 with 0.291% of baby boys being given the name Nolan. Its ranking then was #64. Among all boy names in its group, Nolan was the most widely used in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Nolan include Nolen, Naolin, Naolyn, Naolynn, Nealon, Neulin, Neulinn, Neulyn, Neulynn, Newlin, Newlinn, Newlyn, Newlynn, Neylin, Neylyn, Nolane, Nolin, Nolyn, Nalani, and Nealmaney.
† Pronunciation for Nolan: N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)"