Just wondering what this might mean. Its Irish, and I'm 100% sure of that. The person I know with the name is from Ireland, and has been for generations.Siri
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Yes, 100% Irish. O Faolain in the original form, meaning "descendant of (a man named) Faolan". The given name is a diminutive of FAOL, an Old Irish word which is said to mean "wolf".
The O'Phelans were originally of County Waterford. Some Whelans are also O Faolain.
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