Boy name origins & meanings
- Irish : Skilled
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.