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Gender: Male Meaning of Dallas: "skilled" Origin of Dallas: Place-name and Irish Dallas's Popularity in 2018: #287

The name Dallas is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "skilled". Dallas is ranked #287 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Relaxed, laid-back cowboy name with broad appeal, although none of the western place-names packs the same style power they did a few years ago.

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Pop Culture References for the name Dallas

Dal, Dallis, Dallous, Dalles

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TaylorMRC Says:


I really love this name on a boy! So underused and handsome!

RoddyThlayli Says:


This name actually means either "from the waterfall" or "from the meadow dwelling", and I believe it's actually Scottish. Anyway, I really love the name Dallas. Being from Austin, Texas, I think that this would be an awesome name to use. I also love the character Dally from The Outsiders by S E Hinton.

Chloe14 Says:


I love this name!

Guest Says:


I always thought this was Spanish! Had no idea this was Irish all this time!