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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Olan

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

A few facts about the boy's name Olan:

  • Records indicate that 784 boys in the United States have been named Olan since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1920, when 69 people in the U.S. were given the name Olan. Those people are now 100 years old.

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    Comments about the name Olan

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      11 Positive Comments

  • "It's amazing. I am also named Olan pronounced Oh-Lan. AMAZING. I like having a rare name." Dec. 23, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "naming your son Olan is a gift and was for me. We are both named Olan I am late 50's he is 30's" Sep. 13, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my son's name. It is associated with a local Irish saint connected with the village of Aghabullough, Co. Cork Ireland. Variations in spelling include Eolan, Eolann" Sep. 1, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "There is a youtuber called Olan Rogers and he is a huge inspiration to me and I've been contemplating the name for one of my future children (I'm only 20, I've got a while before I'll be having kids)" Jan. 5, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Olan; named after his great grandfather who was German. He is 7 months old and he has already been called Nolan or awoken by people. We love using family names and really didn't know how unique the name was until after we named him." Jun. 29, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My middle name is Olan never knew where it came from besides the fact my grandfathers brother was named Olan(1st name) I like my name 1st name Wesley middle Olan last Southall Jr since its also my dads name :) Better then what my Mom wanted to call me Christopher... blah to plan" Oct. 21, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Olan! He will be 7 in Oct 2011. We are American, but my mother's family emmigrated from Sweden in 1864/65. Their surname was Olin. I wanted give a nod to them, and keep the name (in some form) in the family. Thus far, Oly has suffered no ill effects from his name!" Jun. 17, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Olan and I am 14 years old. yes, it was 14 years of mispronounciation but it also was 14 years of uniqueness. I love the way I can enter my name in a bebo search and be the only one that comes up. I live in Cork, Republic of Ireland and in my lifetime I have met 3 other Olans which is quite rare" Jul. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I Love my name it was grandfathers.He is the only other Olan I know of,sadly,I never met him.My uncles often tell me i remind them of him.I am naming my first son Qlan" Mar. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "pronounced "O Lan" , this name is reasonably popular in West Cork, Republic of Ireland. There is a small village in West Cork called Aghabologue where you will find a Saint Olan's Well. Many Irish people on hearing this name for the first time think it is spelt Eoghlan. ( This would sound correct using Gaelic pronounciation )" Mar. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "L-O-V-E it and have chosen it for my first son. Have only heard it once, and it's wonderful! Everyone comments on how interesting it is... although very similar to all those Austins!" Nov. 25, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "I have been Olan for 55 years. It has be misspelled and mispronounce for all that time . Do your kid a favor and name them a popular name that they won't have to explain their entire life." May. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      11 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Olan and I never heard of it being Irish before today, so thank you. I am 39 and have enjoyed the name always. People always ask me about it and I always say I'm not sure but I was born in Vallejo Ca." Mar. 2, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi I'm 18 and my name is also Olan, I love my name since its so rare, I've only met one person named Olan. I'm Hispanic and my name would be spelled like this in Spanish ol?n" Dec. 7, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have the name, and hate it. I'm 53 and have spent countless hours talking about the name, explaining the origin, etc. Everytime someone needs your name, you have to spell it and listen to people tell you how unique it is. My kids are named Julie, and David. There is no question on how to say them, spell them, and no one wants to know about the origin." Apr. 13, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son "Olan" family on my mother's side is Irish and we wanted a unique name. We love it." Jan. 6, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's mother decided to name her son Olan in 2008.I don't think she knows what it means or she used some sort of italian meaning.When Olan got a brother a year later,she named him Owen. In any case,I like the chinese meaning above because when we were told she was pregnant,I said oh my god!" Oct. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "There is also a link between the name and Camolin (Cameolain) in County Wexford. I am aware of St żlans well in Co Cork but there is also a theory that Olan is an Anglicised version of Eolain. I spell it using the fada on the O and have never met another żlan in person" Dec. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My girl told me yesterday that she will name her son Olan.I have never heard of it, other than Olan Mills Portrait studio.I have never met an Olan in the US or in Kenya, where we are from.This was popular between 1890 and 1930.What happened?As the chinese guy said,it made me go"o my god". She chose that and I will live by it and learn to love it." Nov. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Father's name was Olan..and my brother's name is same only spelt differently..Eolan..I love the name, and think its very original. Only ever heard of one other person here in Dublin called Olan, and she was a girl! Way too many Kylie/Jasons around these days!" Sep. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Olan. Can also be spelt with an irish fada over the O" Aug. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "well of the years people have asked me what my name means, I have not know what to respond, i have never heard it before I was born in 1979 and have never met anyone with that name, well it is actually my second name none the less never met anyone whith that name, let me know the meaning [email protected]" Oct. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "sorrry my friend in chinese "O LAN" mean " O my god"" Dec. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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