Meaning and Origin of: Declan

Meaning and Origin of Declan

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Greek : Messenger

What does Declan mean and stand for?

The name Declan is of Greek origin and means "messenger". It is the Anglicized form of the Irish name Deaglán.

Syllables: 2

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Declan is the number ninety-five most popular boys name in the US, according to 2019 Social Security Administration data. It has only recently broken the top 100 in 2019.

However, it is the 5th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Declan was at its peak popularity in December 2018.

Declan was the saint who brought Christianity to Ireland, preceding Saint Patrick. It is also the first name of Elvis Costello. Declan has been chosen for characters in Revenge, Hollyoaks, and Family Affairs.

Where is it Popular?

Declan was searched for most often in the following states:

Pairs well with these middle names