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Gender: M Pronunciation: DECK-lin Meaning of Declan: "man of prayer" Origin of Declan: Irish, meaning unknown, possible "man of prayer" Declan's Popularity in 2015: #112

Declan, the amiable and appealing name of an Irish saint (and the real first name of singer Elvis Costello), is very popular in the Emerald Isle and beginning its certain climb to popularity here, already at Number 112, after debuting on the American list in 1998. Like Aidan and Liam, Declan is shaping up to be an American hit.

St. Declan of Ardmore was a very early Irish missionary, preceding St. Patrick. Declan Porter is a current character on Revenge.

Cyndi Lauper spelled her son's name Declyn.

Famous People Named Declan

Declan McManus, birth name of English singer Elvis Costello
Declan Quinn, Irish-American cinematographer
Declan 'Dec' Donnelly, British presenter
Declan James McMahon, son of American wrestling mogul Shane McMahon
Declan Donnellan, English film and stage director
Declan Kidney, former Irish rugby union coach
Declan James Ganley, Irish CEO and political activist
Declan 'Fabio' O'Brien, Irish footballer
Declan O'Rourke, Irish singer-songwriter
Declan Lowney, Irish TV and film director
Declan John Galbraith, English singer
Declan George McBride (b. 2011), son of American actor Danny McBride
Declan Stump (b. 2014) son of American musician Patrick Stump and wife Elisa Stump
Declan McKenna is a British singer, songwriter, and musician best known for winning the Glastonbury Festival's Emerging Talent Competition in 2015.

Pop Culture References for the name Declan

Declan Flaherty, character on British soap "EastEnders"
Declan Desmond, character on TV's "The Simpsons"
Declan O'Callaghan, character from movie "Leap Year"
Declan Porter, character from TV series, Revenge
Declan McDonough, character on the TV series, Kyle XY
Declan Coyne, character on TV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation'
Declan Dunn, main character on TV's "Mysterious Ways"
Declan Doyle, character on the television show "Criminal Minds"
Declan Foray, character in "Experiment in Terror" by Karina Halle
Declan Ross, main character in "Isle of Swords" by Wayne Thomas Batson
Declan Connor, character from Virgins of paradise, by Barbara Wood
Declan O'Duinne, character in the Longbow series by Wayne Grant
Declan Rand, character in the TV series Psych
Declan Lynch, character from the Raven Cycle book series by Maggie Stiefvater