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Gender: M Meaning of Nolan: "champion" Origin of Nolan: Irish Nolan's Popularity in 2015: #71

Nolan is one of the rising Irish surname names, in the spirit of Conan and Ronan, partially inspired by pitcher Nolan Ryan-- who was named Lynn at birth, after his father. Nolan is a cheerful, friendly traditional Irish surname with the appropriate meaning of "champion."

Nolan is now firmly in the Top 100, at Number 71, is well used in Canada and Belgium, and is now Number 26 in France.

Namesakes include fashion designer Nolan Miller and young Nolan Gould, who plays Luke on Modern Family. Nolan Ross is a character on Revenge; comic actress Molly Shannon named her son Nolan.

Famous People Named Nolan

Sydney Nolan, Australian artist famous for his Ned Kelly paintings
Nolan Gould, American child actor
Nolan Bushnell, American engineer and entrepreneur
Nolan Carroll, American National Football League player
Nolan Cromwell, American football coach
Nolan Miller, American fashion designer
Nolan North, American voice actor
Nolan Arenado, American Major League Baseball player
Nolan Richardson, American basketball coach
Nolan Roux, French soccer player
Nolan Ryan, American Major League Baseball pitcher
Nolan Smith, American basketball player
Nolan Gerard Funk, Canadian Actor
Nolan Sotillo, American actor
Nolan Emme, Youtube personality
Christopher Nolan, British-American director
Nolan River Nicholas, son of American actor Thomas Ian Nicholas & DJ Colette

Pop Culture References for the name Nolan

Nolan Ross from ABC's drama series "Revenge".
David Nolan, alias of Prince Charming on "Once Upon a Time"

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