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Updated March 7, 2024

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Irish : Skilled

What does Dallas mean and stand for?

The name Dallas is of Irish origin and means "skilled." It is thought to be derived from an Old English surname meaning "valley house."

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How Popular Is The Name Dallas

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish : habitational name from Dallas, a place near Forres, probably named from British dol ‘meadow’ (Gaelic dail) + gwas ‘dwelling’ (Gaelic fas). The surname is also established in County Derry in Ireland.
  • English : habitational name from a place named from Old English dæl or Old Norse dalr ‘valley’ + hūs ‘house’, for example Dalehouse in North Yorkshire, or a topographic name with the same meaning.

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What Does the Name Dallas Mean?

A city in Texas, Dallas is a gender-neutral place name that is of Irish origin and means "skilled.' It is seen as a cowboy/girl Western name.

How Popular is the Name Dallas?

Dallas is the number 270 most popular boys name in the US, according to 2021 Social Security Administration data. It has been fairly stagnant since climbing into the top 300 in 2014.

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Popularity of the Name Dallas in the United States

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Dallas was at its peak popularity in January 2019.

Dallas was searched for most often in the following states:

  1. Texas
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Arkansas
  4. New Mexico
  5. Louisiana

Famous People Named Dallas and Dallas in Pop Culture

A strong, western name, Dallas invokes images of many athletes such as Dallas Clark, Dallas Reynolds, and Dallas Lauderdale. It also has a musical ring to it with namesakes like Dallas Smith Dallas Austin, and Dallas Cook. The has been quite popular in pop culture, as well, appearing in The Outsiders, Gone with the Wind, Sims, and Alien.

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