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Boy Name: Declan

Name: Declan
Pronunciation: \d(e)-clan, dec-lan\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Origin: Irish


Declan \d(e)-clan, dec-lan\ as a boy's name is pronounced DECK-lan. It is of Irish origin. From Deagl? which is of unknown meaning. The name of an Irish saint (sixth century). The singer Elvis Costello was born Declan Patrick McManus.

Similar baby names are Deccan, Deegan, Dallan, Dalan, Dekwan, Dequan, Deylin, Daylan, Daelan, Delon, Delany, Delano, Delani, Delane, Devlin, Devlyn, Devlon, Devlen, Dillan, Dilan, Dolan, Dylan, Dyllan, Keelan, Kelan, Keilan, Kealan and Kellan.


Declan is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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