Place-name in Scotland and Texas, and Irish

Dallas Origin and Meaning

The name Dallas is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "skilled".

Relaxed, laid-back cowboy name with broad appeal and more staying power than you might guess: Dallas has ranked among the Top 1000 boy names in the US since records began in 1880.

Today, Dallas is increasingly a gender-neutral option, still given to three times as many baby boys as girls though the gap is narrowing. Still, Dallas's star as a boys' name continues to rise, up more than 100 places since the turn of the century.

For boys, Dallas might be considered one of those golden names that's trending but not trendy.

# 252 in the US

Dallas Rank in US Top 1000

# 809 on Nameberry

Dallas Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Dallas Popularity

Famous People Named Dallas

  • Dallas ClarkAmerican NFL football player
  • Dallas ReynoldsAmerican NFL football player
  • Dallas LauderdaleAmerican basketball player
  • Dallas CookAmerican musician of band Suburban Legends
  • Dallas Green aka City & ColorCanadian singer,songwriter
  • Dallas Frederick Burrowsbirth name of Orson Bean, American actor
  • Dallas RobertsAmerican actor
  • Dallas RainesAmerican TV meteorologist
  • Dallas AustinAmerican musician and producer
  • Dallas Frederick Durst (b. 2001)son of Limp Bizkit lead singer Fred Durst
  • Dallas Xavier Barrino (b. 2011)son of singer Fantasia Barrino
  • River Rocket Blue Dallas Oliver (b. 2016)son of celebrity chefs Jamie and Jools Oliver
  • Cameron DallasYouTuber and Viner
  • Matt DallasAmerican actor
  • Dallas SmithCanadian Country Music singer,songwriter
  • Dallas Derricoson of Karen and Deon Derrico, twin featured on TLC’s ‘Doubling Down with the Derricos’

Dallas in Pop Culture

  • Dallas "Dally" Winstoncharacter from the book/movie "The Outsiders"
  • Dallas McLurecharacter from "Gone With the Wind"
  • Dallas Carmelcharacter from "Sims" series
  • Dallascharacter in the House of Night series
  • Korben Dallascharacter in The Fifth Element
  • "Dallas" TV series based in Dallas
  • Dallascity in Texas and 9th most populated in the United States
  • Dallascharacter on movie "Alien"