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Declan Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Declan is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Declan is "man of goodness".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "fully good".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 122 in baby name popularity for boys with 3299 occurrences.  It ranked 7329 in popular baby names for girls with 16 occurrences. 

View the Declan Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Declan has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Declan to other names.


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Related Names

Declan is a form of the name Deaglan.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Declan Galbraith.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Declan in American Sign Language?

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Be creative with the name Declan.

Just for fun, see the name Declan in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Declan in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.