Nolen Family History
Nolen Name Meaning
Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Nol a pet form of Arnold . Swedish (Nolén): probably a habitational name from placenames beginning with Nol- from Nord- ‘north’ + the adjectival suffix -én a derivative of Latin -enius ‘relating to’. Compare Nolin . Irish: variant of Nolan . Jewish (from Germany): adoption of the name in 1 above because of similarity of initial sounds to those of the Jewish personal name Noah.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022