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Nolan Meaning and Origin

The name Nolan is a boy’s name meaning “descendant of a chariot fighter or champion” and is of Irish Gaelic origin. The name has been in use in Ireland since medieval times and was originally a surname. It was derived from the Gaelic word “nuall” which means “shout” or “battle cry”. Nolan has become a popular given name in recent years, particularly in the United States. It first appeared on the Social Security Administration’s list of the top 1000 boys’ names in 1925 and has been steadily climbing in popularity ever since. Famous people with the name Nolan include Nolan Ryan, a Hall of Fame baseball pitcher, and Christopher Nolan, a filmmaker known for his work on movies such as “The Dark Knight” and “Inception”. Nolan can also be used as a surname, and there are many notable people with this last name, including the film director Christopher Nolan and the composer John Nolan.

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