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Probably does derive from faol "wolf". However, some other sources link it to faoileann "seagull". This was a common early name, borne by some 14 saints and by 10 of Fionn mac Cumhail's warriors, as well as by 3 Irish kings.
Elly747  2/12/2005
Pronounced either FEH-lahn or FAY-lawn.
Rosethorn08  4/18/2006
I love this name! It's quite uncommon, and it's Irish (I am fond of Irish names, for some reason). If I ever have a son, I am going to name him Faolan (of course, by the time he's in middle school, he'll probably want to kill me, because others might shorten it to 'Fay', which is a girls' name.)
xxFallenAngelxx  9/23/2006
Faolan is the name of a character in Juliet Marillier's Bridei Chronicles. She uses the pronunciation FEE-lan.
sweet-and-shy  3/12/2007
This is a cool name, I like the meaning.
flamestar  5/13/2007
This name reminds me of exactly what it means. I think it's kinda cute sounding.
WritersEye  6/2/2007
I'm not certain, but from what I have learned about Gaelic pronunciation 'ao' makes an 'ee' sound and 'Á' with an accent over it would make an 'aw' sound. So wouldn't Faolan be pronounced fee-lawn?
Arieanne  9/14/2007
It makes me think of a brave elf-prince warrior in a fantasy story (actually, that's the kind of character I'm using this name for in one of my stories). It sounds dark-green to me (if you can understand what hearing names in colors means).
Pippin  3/15/2008
I adore this name. It's cute enough for when they're young, but dignified enough to carry them through adulthood. I'd use it if my surname wasn't Phelan, which is an Anglicised form of this name!
paintwolf  6/11/2008
I would pronounce it in a Japanese type of way. Like "FAHW-LAHN" Example: FAHW as in the way you'd say "Ow!". This will be my son's name, in the future of course!
NiftySasha  5/10/2011
This name is pronounced "FWAY-lin" according to
SakiHeart  9/23/2011
Faolan is the main character in the Wolves of the Beyond series by Kathryn Lasky, a spinoff of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series. He's a "cursed" wolf with mysterious powers that, after being abandoned, is raised by a bear named Thunderheart.
Rainears  1/16/2013
I've heard that it's said 'Fwee-lin'.
foreverslowly  4/4/2013
LMS  5/16/2016
My fifth son's name is Faolán. We pronounce the name FAY LYNN. It is quite unique and he never has anyone make fun of his name! His middle name is Tadhg... pronounced TIGE. Like tiger without the "r".
mtbjake  10/1/2016
My family's surname is Gilleland. We are proud of the name. FAOLAN has many variants of the name including Gilleland with many different spellings. I've traced the origin of Gilleland to Sligo Ireland with the spelling at that time as mac gillilan and gilliland.
wegilleland  7/13/2017
I pronounce the name Fa-o-lan and I show you the separated syllables.
― Anonymous User  9/18/2017

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