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GENDER: Masculine & Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Ó Connalláin
PRONOUNCED: kanlɪn or KoHN-Lin,
OTHER FORMS: Conlan, Conlen, Conlin, Connellan
Meaning & History
Conlon is a surname of Irish origin and like most surnames, it may sometimes be used as a first name. The name may be derived from two Irish Gaelic words "Con" (the genitive case of Cú, meaning "hound") and "Lón" meaning lion - thereby implying a person who has the characteristics of a lion born of a hound - strength and speed.
In its original Gaelic form it was spelt a number of different ways, resulting in many English-language versions, such as Conlan, Conlen, Conlin, Connellan, etc. The gaelic spelling being Ó Connalláin, It is a variation of the anglicised version of Ó Connalláin.