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Gender: Male Pronunciation: FAY-lan Meaning of Phelan: "wolf" Origin of Phelan: Irish

Phelan Origin and Meaning

The name Phelan is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "wolf".

Phelan, pronounced FAY-lan or FEE-lan, is an appealing Irish surname name, with a rich history in Irish myth and religious and secular life. One bearer was a fiercely loyal follower of the legendary warrior Finn MacCool, another was a missionary saint.

The first name Phelan figures in an O'Henry story, "Between Rounds"; and in The Help, Skeeter's surname is Phelan. In Irish, the name is spelled Faolan.

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Pop Culture References for the name Phelan

Phaelan, Felin, Palan, Palin, Phelin, Felan

Comments

RoddyThlayli Says:

2015-09-16T23:00:28

I love this name! The only problem I can see with it is that, when I first read it, I wanted to pronounce it felon, but I can get past that, especially with the awesome wolf meaning.

Zelliew Says:

2015-06-19T06:23:45

I'm not feeiin' it