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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Golan mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Golan

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  • A submission from New Mexico, United States says the name Golan means "Area in North East Israel" and is of Hebrew origin.

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  1. A fortified hilly area between southern Lebanon and southern Syria ("artillery on the Golan Heights can dominate a large area of Israel")

Notable Persons Named Golan

Golan was born in 1972 in New York, United States.


Golan was born on September 10th, 1991 in Yehud.


Golan Hermon is a soccer player for the Hapoel Katamon Jerusalem F.C., Beitar Jerusalem F.C., Hapoel Jerusalem F.C., Maccabi Netanya F.C., Hapoel Ramat Gan Givatayim F.C., Hapoel Haifa F.C., Maccabi Umm al-Fahm F.C., and Maccabi Yavne F.C. Golan was born on September 26th, 1977 in Geva Binyamin.


Golan was born on April 4th, 1904 in Takapau. He passed away on May 17th, 1978.


Golan Amos is an athlete for the Maccabi Ironi Ashdod F.C.


Golan Elksalasy is an athlete for the Hapoel Nir Ramat HaSharon F.C.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Golan

Menahem Golan was a film director, film producer, director, and producer. Menahem was born in Tiberias, Mandate Palestine. He breathed his last breath on August 8th, 2014.


Ishai Golan is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1990. Ishai was born on November 22nd, 1973.


Eyal Golan is a mizrahi music and pop music musician. He plays Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1994 to present. Eyal was given the name Eyal Biton on April 12th, 1971.


Ross Golan is a pop music, hip hop music, contemporary r&b, rock music, and country music musician. He was most active from 2003 to present. Ross was born Ross Golan on April 8th, 1980 in Evanston, Illinois, U.S.


Gila Golan is a model, actress, and actor. Gila was born on December 30th, 1940 in Kraków. Gila is also known as גילה גולן; Miriam Goldberg, Rosenhaus, Gila; Wiener, and Gila.


Rosi Golan is a folk, singer/songwriter, and folk music musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Rosi was born Rosi Golan on May 9th, 1981.


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Popularity of Golan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Golan U.S.
  White 88.99% 64.26%
  African American 1.46% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.90% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.98% 16.26%

Of Last Name Golan

People with the last name Golan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Golan

  • How Popular is the name Golan? Golan is the 60,196th most popular name of all time. As a last name Golan was the 27,185th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Golan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 22 babies born with the first name Golan in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Golan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1974 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Golan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Golan is Sunday, February 19th, 1893.
  • What year had the most people named Golan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Golan was in 1982 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Golan: Your name in reverse order is Nalog. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nlago. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Golan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 890 people with the last name Golan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Golan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Golan as their last name since less than 1 person in 333k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.