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Dallas (boy)

What does Dallas mean?

Dallas Pronunciation of Dallas [dal-las] 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.

Associated with: irish, scottish, valley, meadows.


Dallas has 4 variants: Dal, Dalles, Dallis and Delles.

Related boy name: Houston.

Creative forms:
(male) Dalas, Delas, ..

(female) Dalsy, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dallas Gabriel (D.G.), ..

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. Demographics)

Dallas reached its peak rank of #214 in the U.S. in 1995, and is currently at #255. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Houston (#847 a year ago) is the only other popular varying form of Dallas (#255 a year ago). These relations of Dallas are at the height of their popularity today (median #551). Dallas has generally been the top pick of parents.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dallas, Houston in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Dallas is pronounced similarly to Delios, Delius and Delos. Other suggested similar names are Atlas, Callan, Callis, Callys, Claas, Colas, Daelan, Dagan, Daile, Daily, Daivat, Dajuan, Dalan, Daldalos, Dale, Dalen, Daley, Dallan, Dalle, Dallen, Dallin, Dallon, Dallton, Dalon, Dalten, Daly, Daman, Damian, Damyan, Dantay, Danya, Danyal, Daran, Dargan, Darian, Darias, Darius, Darral, Dashae, Davian, Davies, Davis, Daviss, Davyan, Dawes, Dawley, Daylan, Dayle, Daylon, Declan, Dillan, Dillon, Dimas, Dolan, Dollfus, Dylan, Dyllan, Elias, Elyas, Hallam, Ilias, Ilyas, Jallal, Marcas, Matias, Sylas, Tallan, Tallis, Tallys, Tamhas, Wallas and Wallis. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dallas.

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