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Nolan

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1881 5 0 5
1884 7 0 7
1886 5 0 5
1887 9 0 9
1889 5 0 5
1892 10 0 10
1893 9 0 9
1894 12 0 12
1895 8 0 8
1896 9 0 9
1897 12 0 12
1898 5 0 5
1899 10 0 10
1900 16 0 16
1901 11 0 11
1902 15 0 15
1903 10 0 10
1904 18 0 18
1905 17 0 17
1906 20 0 20
1907 23 0 23
1908 16 0 16
1909 28 0 28
1910 31 0 31
1911 37 5 32
1912 62 0 62
1913 90 0 90
1914 108 0 108
1915 118 0 118
1916 157 7 150
1917 149 0 149
1918 132 0 132
1919 149 0 149
1920 157 0 157
1921 191 0 191
1922 183 0 183
1923 177 0 177
1924 164 0 164
1925 161 0 161
1926 173 5 168
1927 174 0 174
1928 157 0 157
1929 142 0 142
1930 180 0 180
1931 156 0 156
1932 190 0 190
1933 167 0 167
1934 188 0 188
1935 188 0 188
1936 166 0 166
1937 183 0 183
1938 196 0 196
1939 205 0 205
1940 222 0 222
1941 175 0 175
1942 192 0 192
1943 206 0 206
1944 206 0 206
1945 179 5 174
1946 193 0 193
1947 198 0 198
1948 218 0 218
1949 219 0 219
1950 215 0 215
1951 189 0 189
1952 213 0 213
1953 189 0 189
1954 206 0 206
1955 198 0 198
1956 198 0 198
1957 184 0 184
1958 181 0 181
1959 186 0 186
1960 165 0 165
1961 165 0 165
1962 142 0 142
1963 156 0 156
1964 164 0 164
1965 112 0 112
1966 161 0 161
1967 126 0 126
1968 147 0 147
1969 157 0 157
1970 180 0 180
1971 200 0 200
1972 146 0 146
1973 175 0 175
1974 167 0 167
1975 201 0 201
1976 203 0 203
1977 218 0 218
1978 258 0 258
1979 262 0 262
1980 329 0 329
1981 395 0 395
1982 423 0 423
1983 454 6 448
1984 519 0 519
1985 488 10 478
1986 487 8 479
1987 481 0 481
1988 515 7 508
1989 617 0 617
1990 851 6 845
1991 1,062 7 1,055
1992 1,163 0 1,163
1993 1,144 0 1,144
1994 1,117 5 1,112
1995 1,066 0 1,066
1996 1,113 7 1,106
1997 1,316 5 1,311
1998 1,364 0 1,364
1999 1,623 0 1,623
2000 2,027 0 2,027
2001 2,099 7 2,092
2002 2,240 8 2,232
2003 2,226 10 2,216
2004 2,507 19 2,488
2005 2,724 7 2,717
2006 2,846 8 2,838
2007 3,185 15 3,170
2008 3,159 10 3,149
2009 3,443 9 3,434
2010 3,697 12 3,685
2011 4,181 16 4,165 #92 boy name
2012 4,435 11 4,424 #88 boy name
2013 4,753 14 4,739 #86 boy name
2014 5,216 20 5,196 #81 boy name
2015 5,731 18 5,713 #71 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the Nolan baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 83,279 babies born with the name Nolan in the United States. That's more than enough Nolans to occupy the country of Andorra with an estimated population of 78,115 (as of July 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Nolan" was in 2015 with a total of 5,713 babies. (That's a lot of baby Nolans)

According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Nolan" ranks #75 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Iowa. Imagine that, 67 babies in Iowa have the same name as you in 2006. Across the entire United States a total of 2,846 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Nolan popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Nolan" mean? The list below shows the origins of Nolan as well as things modernly associated with the name Nolan such as celebrities named Nolan.

Origin and Meaning of Nolan

The name "Nolan" is of Irish origin, and it means "Descendant of the famous one". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Nolan North

Nolan North is a voice actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1997 to present. Nolan was born in 1970 as Nolan Ramsey North in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.

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Nolan Ryan

Nolan Ryan is a MLB player. Nolan was born in 1947 in Refugio, Texas.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Nolan

Nolan Arenado
Nolan Reimold
Nolan Helmets
Nolan Carroll
Nolan Gould
Nolan Ross
Nolan Smith

Alternative Meanings

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Your name in reverse order is "Nalon". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Annol". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Nolan born Aug 6, 1982

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern England approximately on 1200. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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