What does Dallas mean?
Dallas /dal-las/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name (also used less generally as girls' name Dallas) is pronounced DAL-iss. It is of Irish, Gaelic and Scottish origin, and the meaning of Dallas is "from the dales, the valley meadows". Place name of a village in Scotland. Also the name of the Texas city.
How popular is Dallas?
Dallas is a very prominent first name for men (#424 out of 1220, Top 35%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#3698 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Dallas for boys. Dallas reached its peak rank of #214 in the U.S. in 1995, and is currently at #268. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)