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What does Declan mean?

Declan [de-clan] as a boys' name is pronounced DECK-lan. It is of Irish origin. From Deaglán, which is of unknown meaning. The name of an Irish saint (sixth century). The singer Elvis Costello was born Declan Patrick McManus.

Associated with: irish, saint.


Kreatif forms:
(male) Daclan, Deaclan, ..

(female) Declanie, Declanna, ..

How popular is Declan?

Declan is an uncommonly occurring given name for males and an uncommon last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name history of Declan for boys. Declan was first listed in 1992 and reached its peak position of #121 in the U.S. in the year 2013, and is currently at #122. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Dacian, Daelan, Dalan, Dallan, Daylan, Dean, Deccan, Deegan, Dejuan, Dekwan, Delane, Delani, Delano, Delany, Delman, Delon, Demyan, Denman, Dequan, Derland, Desean, Deshan, Destan, Devan, Devland, Devlen, Devlin, Devlon, Devlyn, Dewuan (see Dejuan), Deylin, Dilan, Dillan, Dolan, Dylan, Dyllan, Felan, Kealan, Keelan, Keilan, Kelan, Kellan, Mellan and Neilan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Declan.