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Quick Facts on Dallan

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • English, Gaelic, Irish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • N/A
Simple meaning:
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Characteristics of Dallan

  • Authoritative
  • Powerful
  • Tough
  • Tenacious
  • Wealthy
  • Problem-solver
  • Achiever

Etymology & Historical Origin - Dallan

There are two possible etymological origins for the masculine name Dallan (also spelled Dallen, Dallin, Dallon and Dallyn). Number one, Dallán is an ancient Irish-Gaelic masculine name meaning “little blind one”, derived from the Gaelic elements “dall” (blind) and “-án” (a diminutive suffix). Dallán was a nickname given to a 6th century Irish saint (born Eochaid Forchella) who is now known as Saint Dallán Forchella. A renowned poet and scholar of early medieval Ireland, Eochaid purportedly went blind as a result of intensive study (hence his nickname). His legend includes a well-known poem written to St. Columba (which apparently restored his eyesight), his death by beheading by pirates who stormed his island monastery, and his head being miraculously reattached by God himself! Such were the lively legends of many saints in the Middle Ages. Aside from Dallán’s Irish etymology, the names Dallan, Dallen, Dallin and Dallon are all English surnames derived from an early Anglo-Saxon origin. The surname was originally rendered as Dallinga in the Domesday Book of 1086 (making it one of the earliest surnames on record). In terms of the surname’s origin, there are a couple different etymological possibilities. For one, it’s a location based surname denoting a settlement positioned in a “valley” (from the Olde English “dæl” meaning “dale”). Alternately, some speculate that old English villages or hamlets with the “Dalling” name attached might have originated as a “dwelling place for the Dealla people” (a pre-7th century Anglo-Saxon tribe) some say means “proud” while others say “to share, divide, dispense” (from the Olde English “dælan”). We are unable to verify for certain any of these etymological hypotheses (except for the Irish Dallan).

Popularity of the Name Dallan

Out of all these similar-sounding names (Dallan, Dallen, Dallin, Dallon and Dallyn), the Dallin spelling is the only one that’s ever been used with enough frequency to land a position on America’s Top 1000 list of boy names (this occurred between 1993 and 2005). Today, none of these spellings is on the Top 1000. In other words, this is a uniquely rare name in all of its spelling forms. We can tell you this, though: Dallin is the most preferred, followed by Dallen, Dallon, Dallan and Dallyn (based on 2012 data). Even if you take all five spellings together, it was a name bestowed on less than 200 total baby boys in 2012 – making this one a very unique choice!
Popularity of the Boy Name Dallan
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Dallan

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Dallan

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Dallan

    Dallan We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Dallan, Dallin, Dallon, etc.

  • Popular Songs on Dallan

    Popular Songs on Dallan

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  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Dallan

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Dallan

    Dallan - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Dallan, Dallin, Dallon, etc.

  • Famous People Named Dallan

    Famous People Named Dallan

    Famous People Named Dallan - St. Dallán (Irish saint); Dallon Weekes (musician); Dallin H. Oaks (LDS religious leader and legal scholar)

  • Children of Famous People Named Dallan

    Children of Famous People Named Dallan

    Famous People who Named Their Son Dallan - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Dallan, Dallin, Dallon, etc.

  • Historic Figures

    Dallan - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Dallan - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Dallan, Dallin, Dallon, etc.

Personality of the Boy Name Dallan

The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done.  They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.

Variations of the Baby Name - Dallan

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