Irish, meaning unknown, possible "man of prayer"
"man of prayer"

Declan Origin and Meaning

The name Declan is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "man of prayer".

Declan is the Anglicized form of the Irish name Deaglán. St. Declan was one of the first missionaries to bring Christianity to Ireland, preceding St. Patrick. Originally from Wales, he founded the monastery of Ardmore in Ireland.

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, after debuting on the American list in 1998. Like Aidan and Liam, Declan is shaping up to be an American hit.

Declan Porter is a current character on Revenge.

Cyndi Lauper spelled her son's name Declyn.

# 132 in the US

Declan Rank in US Top 1000

# 135 on Nameberry

Declan Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Declan Popularity

Famous People Named Declan

  • Declan Patrick (Aloysius) McManusbirth name of Elvis Costello, British singer,songwriter
  • Declan QuinnIrish,American cinematographer
  • Declan 'Dec' DonnellyBritish presenter
  • Declan DonnellanEnglish film and stage director
  • Declan Kidneyformer Irish rugby union coach
  • Declan James GanleyIrish CEO and political activist
  • Declan 'Fabio' O'BrienIrish footballer
  • Declan O'RourkeIrish singer,songwriter
  • Declan LowneyIrish TV and film director
  • Declan John GalbraithEnglish singer
  • Declan McKennaBritish singer,songwriter
  • Declan O'Malleyson of actor Mike O'Malley
  • Declan James McMahon (b. 2004)son of wrestling mogul Shane McMahon
  • Declan Sawyers (b. 2008)son of soccer player Julie Foudy and Ian Sawyers
  • Declan George McBride (b. 2011)son of actor Danny McBride
  • Declan O'Hare (b. 2011)son of actor Denis O'Hare
  • Declan Stump (b. 2014) son of musician Patrick Stump

Declan in Pop Culture

  • Declan Flahertycharacter on British soap "EastEnders"
  • Declan Desmondcharacter on TV's "The Simpsons"
  • Declan O'Callaghancharacter from movie "Leap Year"
  • Declan Portercharacter from TV series, Revenge
  • Declan McDonoughcharacter on the TV series, Kyle XY
  • Declan Coynecharacter on TV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation'
  • Declan Dunnmain character on TV's "Mysterious Ways"
  • Declan Doylecharacter on the television show "Criminal Minds"
  • Declan Foraycharacter in "Experiment in Terror" by Karina Halle
  • Declan Murphymain character in "Letters to the Lost" by Brigid Kemmerer
  • Declan Rossmain character in "Isle of Swords" by Wayne Thomas Batson
  • Declan Connorcharacter from Virgins of paradise, by Barbara Wood
  • Declan O'Duinnecharacter in the Longbow series by Wayne Grant
  • Declan Randcharacter in the TV series Psych
  • Declan Lynchcharacter from the Raven Cycle book series by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Declan "Gill" Giloglie the Thirdcharacter from Acorna, The Unicorn Girl (Series by Anne McCaffery and Margaret Ball
  • Declan Riverscharacter in the "Jocelyn Frost Series" by Relina Skye
  • Declan Broekhartcharacter in "Airman" by Eoin Colfer