Phelan - Meaning of Phelan
[ 2 syll. (p)he-lan, ph-el-an ] The baby boy name Phelan is pronounced as FEY-LihN †. Phelan is used predominantly in the English and Irish languages, and its origin is Celtic. The first name can be Anglicized from the first name Faolán. It can also be from the Irish surname Phelan, which is itself Anglicized from O' Faolán meaning 'descendant of Faolán'. The surname also occurs in forms such as Whelan, Wheelan, Whalen, Weallan, and Welan.
In addition, Phelan is a variation of the name Faolán (English and Irish).
See also the related form, Faolán (English and Irish).
Phelan is an unusual baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names.
Baby names that sound like Phelan include Phallin, Phelim, Phelin, Philmon, Falan, Faleen, Fallin, Fallon, Fallyn, Faolán, Feidhlim, Felim, Fellim, Felman, Fillin, Folant, Philémon, Fallamhain, Filemon, and Phelym.
† Pronunciation for Phelan: F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"