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Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: Wise

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Dallas

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Dallas in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Dallas:

  • Records indicate that 53,781 boys in the United States have been named Dallas since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1995, when 1,374 people in the U.S. were given the name Dallas. Those people are now 25 years old.

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    Comments about the name Dallas

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      31 Positive Comments

  • "this is my sons name - and I have always loved it. He likes that its different, and loves the fact that he can't be confused with anyone else in high school. It is a one of a kind name of a one of a kind guy." Oct. 30, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Dallas. I actually had his middle name picked out first "jordan" and was trying to figure out a first name. I think Dallas Jordan is a great name and so far he's a great almost 6 year old!But like others said he gets called Fort Worth, Austin, Springfield...whatever city comes to mind, lol" Jul. 16, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "planing on naming my 5th child Dallas if it's a boy!!!" Aug. 27, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I absolutely LOVE this name, I'm expecting, not sure if boy or girl yet but if it's a little girl I'm naming "Dallas Noel":)" Jul. 6, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a girl named Dallas and I love it. It's original and people think its so original I have thousands of nicknames because of my name like, Dally, dallydoo, dilly dally, dallass, Texas, Houston, fort worth, everything you can think of Ive heard it lol I enjoy it though. :)" May. 31, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Named our son Dallas Anthony and we love it. Some say why did you name him Dallas, is it because you like the Dallas Cowboys. We just like the name and it is unique very easy to say and spell. We were blessed with a beautiful baby boy and gave him an awesome name!!" Jan. 29, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I would like to name my son Dallas and his nickname would be Dally from my absolute favorite book,movie,and tv series,The Outsiders!#1 Fan!" Oct. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name. Mine was taken after the Gaelic version meaning wise. As I grew up I realised that my last name is of Scottish descent and is a variation of a Gaelic version. So I am pleased that both are related. I do get very tired of the "Cowboys" and Texas jokes. Very few people know the meaning of the name." Oct. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a 17 year old girl named Dallas. I love my name! It is so unique for a girl and everyone I know loves my name. I think it is a really cute name for a girl! :)" Oct. 5, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My dad's name was Dallas. He passed away in 2002. I never had a son, but if I had I'd definitely consider Dallas as a name." Oct. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am naming my son Dallas. I like the name myself dont know what all my peers think though. My family loves loves it, his dad my mom etc. I like Austin too!! But I dont like it as much as Dallas. Oh my Sons father is a big Cowboys fan, and when I suggested the name I was kinda jokin, but it stuck!" Dec. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Dallas, my oldest son is named Dallas. Such a strong, manly name. We also have a Savannah, a Charleston and a Valeigh. And no they were not conceived in any of those "places". Family names and we love them!" Mar. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "im a young mom with a baby boy on the way and absoultly love the name Dallas. Im thinking of Dallas Lawrence.. any ideas?" Mar. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm named Dallas, and yes, I definitely get the Texas thing. Worse though, is that my brother's name is Austin, so we always get asked if we were born in Texas, by almost anyone who ever meets us. My mom just liked the names, and had no intention of torturing us with this gag. All the same, I love the name, and wouldn't want any other." Oct. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi courageously enough I can say that my name is Dallas, and in school no one would say my actual name.I was born in houston,Tx so in school they would call me H-town,Fort Worth, annd every other city or state name they felt like calling me;but never dallas." Aug. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Dallas, I am Scottish and my husband is Spanish so we wanted a Scottish first name as we have a Spanish surname, his name is Dallas Dalmau Perez! We think its cool! Love it!. There is a small town in the north of Scotland called Dallas, a whiskey called Dallas Dhu and a waterfall. The only comments I get are people asking if that is where he was conceived!!! Which really annoys me! Dallas was born in 2004." Aug. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yes when someone says Dallas they know they talking about me i have never met anyone else named Dallas and i love the name the meaning the orgin and love the popularity... there is so many girls named ashley and stuff i like not haveing a popular name..." Jul. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Dallas Chace and I think it is a wonderful name and the second name matches very well!! I also have a son named Austin, so they go well together and are strong names!!" May. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've never really thought of Dallas as a name, At the moment im pregnant and have chosen Austin for a boy, and my dad came up with dallas for a second boy, but i have come to love the name and decided if this one is a girl, Dallas will be her name. Also the whole "texas city" thing was not on my mind when i decided on austin, but my parents like the idea of austin and dallas for 2 brothers. But i would rather go with one or the other so girl dallas, boy austin!" Apr. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name isn't "Dallas", but "Dallis". It's funny how many people spell mine wrong, thinking it as an "a" instead of an "i". I like the name though, especially because I have never met anyone with the same name or spelling." Mar. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Dallas is my sons name and also happens to be my husbands favorite football team! We love the name!" Dec. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is dallas.people ushally spell it dalles or dallis. when i say my name people say your name is allis and i say no.i have never met any one with the name dallas" Jun. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a girl named Dallas and I LOVE IT! I get comments all the time on how pretty and original it is. People always seem to remember it, spell it right, and pronounce it correctly, a huge plus! Of course I get teased every once in a while, I practically grew up as "Texas" and "Cowboy" and I hear an occasional good-natured "Dall-ass" from time to time, but it's not a big deal. Overall: unique, easy to say, spell, remember, and never confused with anyone else!" Feb. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am naming my son Dallas. Both my brother and my father had the name Dale and since they have both passed away, I want to honor them but make it unique at the same time so I think Dallas is perfect." Dec. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yes Naming Children can be a task, and having now had to name my own, i wanted something strong, not so trendy but nothing boring. end result, she won and called him Kaleb. Dallas being my own name, is a cool name, and i got the same amount of ribbing that seems popular theme with others on this page. Is that your real name or your nick-name? they would ask. Never mind. Its a cool name and i thank my parents for their originality now, and if you really look into it it stems back to an old gaelic name. Stuff others anyway., if you like it run with it. Else you end up with a name like my Kaleb" Sep. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Not only is my name Dallas but it is Dallas Starr. I went to school with 1 other boy named Dallas and once I recahed High school there was a girl Named Dallas (she even had a crush on me...... creepy). I love my name though, it always gets good comments and everyone seems to remember it. Seeings how I had red heair I was called Dall-ass, Salad, carrot top, Archie... you name it. I would not want any other name" Sep. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our second son Dallas. It's been a favorite name of mine for many many years! We always can find a child or adult here and there named Dallas, but he's never been in a class with any other children named Dallas. We would have named our child that whether it turned out to be a girl or boy. THe president of the White Mountain Apache nation for a time was named Dallas." Aug. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i read the book "the outsiders" and i fell in lvoe with dallas winston" Jul. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are naming our baby boy Dallas and think it is an amazing name..." Feb. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I once sat in a primary school class with another Dallas (me too, btw). I have never met anyone else with that name, although I do believe it is becoming more popular now. I hated my name growing up (because of the TV show and the huge amount of ribbing I got as a result of it) but as I have gotten older I have learned to like it." Jul. 28, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name! It is kind of timeless, having never been particularly in fashion, so it shouldn't age me too much as I get older (currently I am 37). I used to get teased at school, and of course especially when the show Dallas was big. Some of the teasing I received was (at primary school) "Dallas, Dallas, Crystal Palace", which is actually quite nice now I see it in print. The initials of my middle and last names are J R, so Dallas J.R. copped me a bit of flak at school. My parents had been living in the Australian city of Darwin when I was conceived, but we left when I was six. However, when I returned as an adult, I came across a huge amount of other Dallases, all around the same age, so in that city of 45,000 (at the time) it was somehow a popular name. I have found that when a person pronounces my name "Dull Arse" he has ALWAYS turned out to be an enemy, so it seems to be useful as a gauge that way." Jun. 2, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "okay, take it from me whos name is dallas, DONT NAME UR DAUGHTERS DALLAS! she will hate u for life. my name is dallas, and i cant stand it." Oct. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I really love Dallas as a boys name and if I ever have a son I am planning to name him this. I would not choose a middle name as I think Dallas is such an amazing name on its own and does not need anything else to make it special." May. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      12 Neutral Comments

  • "I named my son Dallas and we are Australian which is a rare thing for us Aussies. I of course named him after the gorgeous character Dallas Winston from The Outsiders movie. I thought it sounded like a very manly name, not so much for a boy but a man? I love it. Not sure what my son thinks of it, but he was definitely the only boy in school named Dallas. He used to get Sallad in primary school which is is name backwards .." May. 9, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Dsallas in 1983 love that name for a boy and as it turned out he turned out to be a great kid .and so did my son Cody and Austin ...great names.content://media/external/file/40744" Sep. 30, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think he would have kept more of his credibility, it didn't help that he dieend it. But that was just a small difference, it only got so much attention because he was constantly changing his look. I don't know why he or anybody feels they need plastic surgery. But i think even if he hadn't had so much surgery the media would have found some other reason to discriminate against him. So I don't think our lives would be too largely affected by him not getting plastic surgery" Mar. 17, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im a girl named Dallas and i sometimes like it and some times hate it. but it is also kind of weird that there are two other boys in my school named Dallas. But i still love the name. Yes i do always get called Texas, and it can and will get annoying." Nov. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I are expecting our first child! My husband and his family being Dallas Cowboy fan always said that when he have our first girl he wanted to name her Dallas. His family and mine both absolutely love the name! She's coming to see us in December 2010 and we can't wait!! I love it!!!" Aug. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was named after my 19th century Scottish Great-Grandfather, Dallas Campbell." Mar. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my Daughter Dallas after her grandfather. Everyone calls her a boy! Her name is Dallas Rae...I love it..but I am having trouble finding a name to go with it for my baby on the way..." Nov. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is blaze, my son's name is Dallas, can you give me an explicit meaning of Dallas. Thanks your's sincerely blaze" Aug. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is blaze, my son's name is Dallas, can you give me an explicit meaning of Dallas. Thanks your's sincerely blaze" Aug. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a 46 yr old female named Dallas living in Norfolk, UK. I've had the same problems with the tv programme and have been asked if I was named after it, which is nice considering how old I am! Hated my name as a child but like it now, always a talking point!" Aug. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My great, great grandfather was named Dallas Batchelder. He was born in 1844 in a small, remote farming village - Deerfield, New Hampshire." Apr. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • ""I hated my name from the day I knew it was also a city. I always got teased for it and it changed me for the rest of my life. I am currently in high school and it is much better than elementary school. No matter what grade I was in or who I hung around with they always teased me anything from the football team and the cheerleaders (I am a girl) to very crule things I'd rather not say. I have run into a few Dallases considering I was named after a boy Dallas but ever since I was in the same classroom with another Dallas I like being different. It is nice to have a unique name because when people say Dallas I almost always know they are talking to me. I have started to grow on the name but I am still not to fond of it. Everyone says it is a really cool name but the things you go through when you have a "different" name is horrible. I think someday I will like it but I'm not there yet."" Mar. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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