Meaning and Origin of Phelan - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Phelan

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Gaelic : Little wolf

Family name origins & meanings:

  • Irish : variant of Whelan.
  • Irish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fialáin ‘descendant of Fialán’, a personal name representing a diminutive of Fial, meaning ‘generous’, ‘modest’, ‘honorable’. This is the surname of a bardic family in northern Ireland.