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What does Dallas mean?

Dallas Pronunciation of Dallas [dal-las] as a girls' name (also used more regularly as boys' name Dallas) is pronounced DAL-iss. It is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Dallas is "from the dales, the valley meadows". Place name of a village in Scotland, used as a given name since the 19th century. The source is unrelated to Dallas, Texas, which was named for an American Vice President.

Associated with: scottish, gaelic, meadows, 19th century.


Dallas has 2 variants: Dalles and Dallis.

1 masculine form: Houston.

Creative forms:
(female) Dalas, Dulas, ..

(male) Dalda, Daldar, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dallas Arie (D.A.), ..

How popular is Dallas?

Dallas is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2167 out of 4276, Top 51%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#3698 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Dallas entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its apex position of #527 in the U.S. in 1994, and is at #562 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dallas name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dallas outside U.S.

Similar Names

Dallas is pronounced similarly to Dalise, Dalisse, Delis, Dellis, Dellise, Dillys, Dilys, Dylis and Dyllis. Other suggested similar names are Calla, Callan, Dalia, Daliah, Dalila, Dalla, Dalma, Dalya, Dalyah, Damalas, Darla, Dayla, Della, Dilla, Dillan, Dyllan, Fallan, Galla, Kalla, Kallan, Lalla, Lillas, Pallas, Palles, Valla, Wallis and Wallys (see Wallis). These names tend to be less commonly used than Dallas.

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