Declan - boys name

Declan name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 92%

Declan name meaning:

The name Declan is of Irish origin and holds ancient roots in Gaelic culture. It is derived from the Irish name "Deaglán," which translates to "full of goodness" or "man of prayer." The name is often associated with traits such as kindness, compassion, and a strong sense of spirituality.

Declan is a name that has gained popularity in recent years, especially in English-speaking countries. It has a timeless and classic feel, with a touch of uniqueness. Parents who choose this name for their son may be drawn to its rich cultural heritage, as well as its deep meaning.

As a name, Declan carries a sense of strength and grace. It has an elegance to it, while also exuding a warm and friendly nature. The name has a certain charm that captures attention but remains approachable. Overall, Declan is a name that combines tradition with a modern touch, making it an excellent choice for parents seeking a meaningful and memorable name for their baby boy.

Origin: Irish

Famous bearer: 6th century Irish St. Declan.

Related names

Declan , Deaclan, Decla

Other boys names beginning with D


Overall UK ranking: 390 out of 4789

112 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (286)

Historical popularity of Declan

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