The name Declan is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "man of prayer". Declan is ranked #101 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Irish Boy Names - Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding then Eliminating - Boys Themed".
From the experts:
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.
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.
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