Meaning, pronunciation and origin of the Irish boys name Declan
How do you pronounce Irish name Declan?
What does the Irish name Declan mean?
From dag “good” and lan “full” suggesting “full of goodness”. St. Declan was the founder of a monastery at Ardmore in County Waterford and may have preached in Ireland before the arrival of St. Patrick. Many miracles are attributed to a rock on the beach at Ardmore known as St. Declan’s Stone. According to legend, on a trip back from Wales one of his disciples, Runanus, forgot Declan’s sacred bell. But a prayer from Declan and, miraculously, the stone carried the bell over the waves back to Waterford.
What is the Gender for the Irish name Declan?
Boy | Male
Is Declan a boy or girl’s name?
Yes, Declan is traditionally given to a boy.
How do you spell the name Declan?
It is spelled “Declan” or “Deaglan”.
How do you pronounce Declan in Irish?
It is pronounced “deck + lan”
What is the english equivalent names of Declan?
Declan in English is still spelled as Declan.
Is Declan a rare or popular name?
Declan has become a rare name in Ireland desire it once being very popular. It peaked in 1971 at #12 in new baby boys in Ireland. However it has steadily fallen and for 2021, Declan ranked #312 in Ireland for all baby boys names. Source: cso.ie
I spelled my son’s name, Declyn. I really like it with the ‘h’ and wish I would have thought of that before I spelled his the way I did. A hybrid of both would have been neat.
I love this name Declan, it brings favour and luck to the bearers, really nice name
I love the name DECLAN
My younger son’s name is Declan. I read it in a book years ago and loved it. Always wanted to use it. Never met a Declan in my life so I thought I was giving him a unique name. He was born in 2012. The pediatrician said he’d never heard it before. At the six month check up, the dr said 2 other Declans were now patients and ehen I enrolled him in Gymboree, there were 2 other Declans in his class. Go figure.. so much for unique….lol
My wife delivered a baby boy and will keep his name Declan. I just love the name.
I love the name Declan. And my son was baptised yesterday; his baptismal name is Declan.
i just looked this up so i knew how to pronounce Patrick Stump’s son’s name tbh…
Ha myn is different to all of yours
I am gonna name my son Declan
If you haven’t heard, I love the name Declan too. 🙂
I so much like the name declan
That’s my name too.
I love that name!
Haha my names declan
i would just like to know if everyone likes the name Dugan. My son and daughter in law is expecting a son in Nov and cant decide if they like Dugan or not.