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Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: Famous

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Nolan

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Nolan in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Nolan:

  • Records indicate that 67,132 boys in the United States have been named Nolan since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 4,404 people in the U.S. were given the name Nolan. Those people are now 8 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      14 Positive Comments

  • "My brother who was born in 1975 and passed away in 2016, his name was Nolan and I miss him dearly. And I love the name and it will always remind me of my brother." Jun. 30, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Nolan Robert in 1990. He was always the only one named Nolan. I'm kinda sad that it has gotten so popular. He loves his name. My other son was named Ryan Daniel (RIP). People always asked me if I liked baseball. NO! I didn't even know who Nolan Ryan was until after I named my boys. I will say it is strange for me to hear other Mothers yelling, "Nolan" I always look for my son and end up seeing a little boy running to his mommy. I have not seen any other Nolan's besides my son over the age of 4-5." Apr. 23, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Nolan and It is fun to have for a name." Dec. 9, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Nolan Gregory. I feel so proud every time I say his name as it is a strong and fitting name for my baby boy." Mar. 23, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a sweet little Nolan Michael that calls me mama!xo I love his name- people out and about that ask him his name always respond positively towards it! Hubby and I hard a hard time picking from Nolan and Logan- I'm so glad we went with Nolan- it really suits our little man!" Mar. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my nephew's name is Nolan....what an incredible kid he is. I love his name and it suits him." Feb. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Nolan. My husband and I are trying for a baby and if we have a boy, then i want to name him Nolan Dean." Jun. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is the name of my dad. He is 72 and the most moral man I know. I've always admired his name and his character." Apr. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "One of my grandson's name is Nolan. What a swetie!!!" Jan. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love the name. My son is 1 years old and this is his name. My husband is a huge Nolan Ryan fan, so that is where we got it." Aug. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my son name it's a strong name. It was also the only name my husband and I agreed on." Dec. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name...sounds like a super cool, fun-loving, trust-worthy guy!" Nov. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my grandson's name born April 20, 2006. it is often spelled Nowland or Noland. I had a hard time not calling him Nolan Ryan! LOL!! He is Nolan Lucas." Jul. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Nolan Thomas. Everyone who asks his name responds, wow, what a great name! I love it. It suits him very well also." Nov. 23, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      4 Neutral Comments

  • "People simply cannot say/hear this name correctly. 8/10 times my fianc? has to say his name twice when introducing himself. It?s starting to get ridiculous!" Jan. 21, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Nolan 2001. It's nice to hear that other think it a strong and great name. But it make me sad too because it not as original it once was." Nov. 10, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son is named Nolan Robert. I think it is a very unique name and he loves it. People do have a tendency to misspell it though." Aug. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my little brothers name is nolan he is a smart little 4 year old, and loves his name, and so do though people often misspell it.! -kadin" Nov. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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