Nolan

Nolan - A unique male name



  Jul 22,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Nolan, meaning champion, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #463. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Nolan and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Nolan? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Nolan. The baby boy name Nolan was given to 4,398 baby boys in 2012, ranking #88 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 373 baby boys were given this name - making this a unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Nolan peaked in popularity 7 years ago in 2012 on position 88.



Famous with this name

Christopher Nolan
Jonathan Nolan
John Nolan


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Nolan is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Nolan is currently topping the baby name charts in Wisconsin at position #23 - and is the least popular in Arkansas at position #272.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Nolan is where you live.


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Nolan origin and meaning

Nolan is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means champion. To see famous people named Nolan, pop culture references for the name Nolan and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Nolan

We've found the following names that sound similar to Nolan, sorted by popularity.

Nolen / Nolyn /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201288
201192
2010104
2009121
2008131
2007133
2006145
2005148
2004162
2003175
2002174
2001180
2000181
1999210
1998233
1997234
1996256
1995264
1994260
1993248
1992251
1991257
1990294
1989368
1988386
1987393
1986391
1985370
1984350
1983378
1982402
1981425
1980471
1979552
1978536
1977609
1976603
1975589
1974717
1973637
1972709
1971619
1970635
1969674
1968639
1967655
1966623
1965722
1964636
1963662
1962684
1961651
1960635
1959605
1958607
1957600
1956538
1955552
1954531
1953528
1952496
1951533
1950478
1949474
1948449
1947489
1946462
1945485
1944449
1943446
1942451
1941470
1940397
1939418
1938416
1937424
1936475
1935410
1934409
1933433
1932426
1931467
1930436
1929517
1928502
1927465
1926468
1925518
1924498
1923460
1922468
1921448
1920471
1919494
1918552
1917488
1916454
1915506
1914507
1913482
1912448
1911547
1910463

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Wisconsin23
Minnesota33
North Dakota34
Nebraska36
Iowa46
Michigan49
South Dakota49
Indiana50
Rhode Island58
New Hampshire59
Montana61
Massachusetts62
Maine66
Ohio67
Oregon67
Illinois70
Missouri73
Washington74
Pennsylvania76
Kentucky81
North Carolina83
Kansas87
Alaska91
Tennessee95
Connecticut98
Virginia99
Colorado100
Georgia103
Idaho105
Maryland108
Nevada113
Oklahoma119
South Carolina119
Delaware124
Alabama127
Wyoming130
New York133
California133
Texas135
Louisiana137
New Mexico139
Arizona144
Mississippi144
Florida151
Utah156
New Jersey158
West Virginia193
District of Columbia202
Arkansas272

Even more about Nolan


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Nolan a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Nolan?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Nolan
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 373
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +4,398

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