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Quick Facts on Dallin

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

  • Mystical
  • Wise
  • Eccentric
  • Intuitive
  • Imaginative
  • Philosophical
  • Solitary

Etymology & Historical Origin - Dallin

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 Dallin

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 Dallin
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Dallin

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Dallin

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Dallin

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

  • Popular Songs on Dallin

    Popular Songs on Dallin

    Dallin - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Dallan, Dallin, Dallon, etc.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Dallin

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Dallin

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

  • Famous People Named Dallin

    Famous People Named Dallin

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

  • Children of Famous People Named Dallin

    Children of Famous People Named Dallin

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

  • Historic Figures

    Dallin - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

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

Personality of the Boy Name Dallin

The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth".  Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.

Variations of the Baby Name - Dallin

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