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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Phelan

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Alt. Meaning

P is for perfection, it's what you seek.

H is for heart, warm and loving.

E is for enthusiasm, in even the most dire circumstances

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

A is for angelic, a truly pure heart

N is for nifty, how neat!

Notable Persons Named Phelan

Phelan was born on May 23rd, 1881. He died on June 12th, 1956.

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Jr. Phelan Beale was a journalist, author, oklahoma employment security commission employee, oklahoma employment security commission, and oklahoma employment security commissionemployee. Jr. was given the name Phelan Beale, Jr. by his parents Phelan Beale and Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale on June 16th, 1920 in New York City. Jr. is also known as Phe. He left this life on June 26th, 1993.

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Phelan was born on July 21st, 1979 in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England.

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Phelan was born in 1870. He passed away in 1948.

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Phelan was born on April 12th, 1972.

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Phelan was born on January 24th, 1996 in Comox, British Columbia.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Phelan

Mike Phelan is a soccer player for the Hull City A.F.C., Burnley F.C., Norwich City F.C., Manchester United F.C., West Bromwich Albion F.C., and England national football team. Mike was born on September 24th, 1962 in Nelson, Lancashire, England.

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Terry Phelan is a soccer player for the Kerala Blasters FC, Leeds United F.C., Swansea City A.F.C., Wimbledon F.C., Manchester City F.C., Chelsea F.C., Everton F.C., Crystal Palace F.C., Fulham F.C., Sheffield United F.C., Charleston Battery, Southern United FC, and Republic of Ireland national und. Terry was born on March 16th, 1967 in Manchester, England.

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James D. Phelan was a Mayor of San Francisco. James was born on April 20th, 1861 in San Francisco. He breathed his last breath on August 7th, 1930.

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Lizzie Phelan is a journalist. Lizzie was given the name Elizabeth Cocker in 1986. Lizzie is also known as Cocker and Lizzie.

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Peggy was born on June 12th, 1948.

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James Phelan is a thriller (genre) and young-adult fiction writer. James was born on May 21st, 1979 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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How popular is the baby name Phelan in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1949 6 0 6
1956 5 0 5
1963 5 0 5
1970 9 0 9
1971 9 0 9
1972 9 0 9
1973 8 0 8
1974 7 0 7
1975 7 0 7
1976 11 0 11
1980 7 0 7
1981 7 0 7
1982 11 5 6
1983 12 0 12
1985 6 0 6
1986 10 0 10
1987 8 0 8
1988 11 0 11
1989 13 0 13
1990 16 0 16
1991 6 0 6
1992 14 0 14
1993 19 5 14
1994 23 6 17
1995 25 5 20
1996 26 0 26
1997 21 0 21
1998 21 6 15
1999 23 9 14
2000 17 5 12
2001 11 0 11
2002 19 7 12
2003 15 5 10
2004 17 5 12
2005 12 0 12
2006 10 0 10
2007 17 0 17
2008 15 5 10
2009 9 0 9
2010 7 0 7
2011 11 0 11
2012 8 0 8
2013 11 0 11
2014 13 0 13
2015 11 0 11
2016 6 0 6
2017 17 5 12

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Popularity of Phelan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Phelan U.S.
  White 92.98% 64.26%
  African American 1.30% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.64% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.77% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.44% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.87% 16.26%

Of Last Name Phelan

People with the last name Phelan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Phelan

  • How Popular is the name Phelan? Phelan is the 14,865th most popular name of all time. As a last name Phelan was the 3,382nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Phelan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 581 babies born with the first name Phelan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Phelan to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Phelan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1949 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Phelan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Phelan is Wednesday, August 3rd, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Phelan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Phelan was in 1996 with a total of 26 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Phelan: Your name in reverse order is Nalehp. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lanhep. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Phelan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 10,562 people with the last name Phelan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Phelan? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Phelan as their last name.

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