Meaning, pronunciation and origin of the Irish boys name Declan

How do you pronounce Irish name Declan?

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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: