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What does Gallagher mean?

Gallagher Pronunciation of Gallagher [gal-lagher] as a boys' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Gallagher is "foreign helper". Irish surname used as a first name. The surname means "descendant of Gallchobhar", from gall "stranger, foreign" and cabhair "help". Actor Peter Gallagher.

Associated with: irish, helper (servant), surname, help (counsel).


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How popular is Gallagher?

Gallagher is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#433 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Gallagher has not been recorded in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Allaster, Allger, Collayer, Ellger (see Alger), Gaillardet, Galahad, Galath, Gallard, Gallatin, Gallven (see Galvin), Gaultier, Gayler, Gillanders, Pallmer (see Palmer), Valther, Waller and Walther. Like Gallagher, these names are not commonly used.

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