• <100 Nilan
First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Nilan

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  1. Genitive singular form of nila.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Nilan

Chris Nilan is a hockey player. He was most prominent from 1979 to 1992. Chris was born on February 9th, 1958 in Boston.


Patrick Nilan is a leading somebody. Patrick was born on June 30th, 1941.


John Joseph Nilan was a famous person. John was born on August 1st, 1855. He died on April 13th, 1934.


Allen Nilan was a leading somebody. Allen was born on April 1st, 1913. He died on October 10th, 1994.


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Popularity of Nilan as a last name

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Common first names for Nilan

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nilan U.S.
  White 94.81% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.08% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.25% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nilan

People with the last name Nilan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Nilan

  • How Popular is the name Nilan? Nilan is the 42,135th most popular name of all time. As a last name Nilan was the 46,138th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nilan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 64 babies born with the first name Nilan in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nilan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2006 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Nilan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nilan is Sunday, July 19th, 1896.
  • What year had the most people named Nilan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nilan was in 2015 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Nilan: Your name in reverse order is Nalin. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lanni. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nilan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 462 people with the last name Nilan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nilan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Nilan as their last name since less than 1 person in 625k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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What does the name Nilan mean?

Nis for narrator, tell many stories

Iis for interest, you show in others.

Lis for life, that you live so well.

Ais for admirers, and all that you have!

Nis for noble, your regal bearing.

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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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.