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Girl Name: Dallas

Name: Dallas
Pronunciation: \d(al)-las\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Dallas's also a boy name)
Meaning: from the dales, the valley meadows
Origin: Scottish
Sounds Like: Dellis, Dyllis, Dillys
Variant forms: Dalles, Dallis
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 2167
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 3285


Dallas \d(al)-las\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Dallas), is pronounced DAL-iss. It is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Dallas is "from the dales, the valley meadows". Place name of a village in Scotland, used as a given name since the 19th century. The source is unrelated to Dallas, Texas, which was named for an American Vice President.

Dallas has 2 variant forms: Dalles and Dallis.

Baby names that sound like Dallas are Dellis, Dyllis and Dillys.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Dallas.


Dallas is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2167 out of 4276) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#3285 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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