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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Solan

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  • According to a user from Montana, United States, the name Solan is of Greek origin and means "The sun".
  • A user from Maryland, United States says the name Solan is of English origin and means "Talented Writer".
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  1. Very large white gannet with black wing tips

Notable Persons Named Solan


Notable Persons With the Last Name Solan


Peter was born on April 25th, 1929 in Banská Bystrica. Peter is also known as Petra Solana. He died on September 21st, 2013.


Ken Solan was a soccer player for the Middlesbrough F.C., Hartlepool United F.C., and Darlington F.C. Ken was born on October 13th, 1948 in Middlesbrough. He left this life on November 23rd, 1971.


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Popularity of Solan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Solan U.S.
  White 84.65% 64.26%
  African American 6.70% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.19% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.87% 16.26%

Of Last Name Solan

People with the last name Solan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Solan

  • How Popular is the name Solan? Solan is the 31,265th most popular name of all time. As a last name Solan was the 28,940th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Solan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 145 babies born with the first name Solan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Solan 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 Solan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Solan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Solan is Tuesday, March 17th, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Solan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Solan was in 2014 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Solan: Your name in reverse order is Nalos. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Losan. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Solan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 821 people with the last name Solan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Solan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Solan as their last name since less than 1 person in 357k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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.