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Boy Name: Sloan

Name: Sloan
Pronunciation: \s-loan\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Sloan's also a girl name)
Meaning: man of arms, warrior
Origin: Irish
Sounds Like: Selwyn, Selwin, Slawin
Variant forms: Sloane
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 665

Description

Sloan \s-loan\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Sloan), is pronounced slohn. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Sloan is "man of arms, warrior". Irish surname in rare use as a given name; Sloane is used as a feminine form, and is associated with "Sloane Square" in west London, where a particular type of young, upper-class women (known as "Sloane rangers") have their flats. Novelist Sloan Wilson.

Sloan has 1 variant form: Sloane.

Baby names that sound like Sloan are Selwyn, Selwin and Slawin.

Popularity

Sloan is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#665 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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