Namesakes include fashion designer Nolan Miller and young Nolan Gould, who plays Luke on Modern Family. Nolan Ross is a character on Revenge; comic actress Molly Shannon named her son Nolan.
In the early 16th century Cape Canaveral was noted on maps, although without being named. It was named by Spanish explorers in the first half of the 16th century asCabo Cañareal. The name "Canaveral" (Cañaveral in Spanish, meaning "reed bed" or "sugarcane plantation") is the third oldest surviving European place name in the US.
O'NOLAN: Of this name Mr. D'Alton remarks: "The O'Nolans were a sept of the highest antiquity, especially in co. Carlow, where they gave name to the district of Fothart O'Nolan.