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The name Dallas is phonetically beautiful to me, but I grew up in Dallas and it's like growing up in the Midwest. Just suburbs with no character. Even the Tex-Mex in that region is inferior. The name is lovely, but the associations with the city and adult film are too strong.
― Anonymous User  10/6/2018
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I don't hate it; I have to admit that the negative connotation I have with the city in Texas (and the tv show) is what keeps me from liking it more. The sound of the word itself is pleasant. When I hear of a woman named Dallas, my first thought is the X-rated movie Debbie Does Dallas. Not that I've seen it, and maybe it's not in the public consciousness anymore, but it always comes to mind.
― Anonymous User  9/19/2018
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It's really cringy to name someone after a city.
kayisforkeen  9/9/2018
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Dallas is one of my guilty pleasure names for a daughter. I'm not sure if I would be brave enough to use it, but it's a name that I quite like the sound of!
marlenabeth  4/5/2018
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I think that the name is beautiful. It means wise/from the waterfall. I’ve met quite a few girls named Dallas and some boys. Most people think it’s a male name or associate it with Texas, sure. But don’t get discouraged! Dally is a good nickname too! :) It is very much a unisex name, I think it has a nice meaning as well.
― Anonymous User  3/9/2018
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My late father’s name was Dallas. He was as solid a man as I’ve ever known and had a an extraordinary balance of intelligence, integrity, culture, kindness, generosity and compassion. My son is due in May and I’m trying to sell the name to my wife. She is strongly opposed as she thinks it sounds too redneck. My dad was always very far from this, to say the least. Nonetheless her opinion is strong.
Lookingtochangeamind  3/4/2018
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Reminds me of a brawny guy, probably because of the book 'The Outsiders', which is fantastic, by the way. But a girl? This is without-exaggeration the worst name that is on the charts for girls (except for possibly Sloan). And this is coming from someone who likes the name Fifer. Apologies, I know it's harsh, but if I told you I liked it would be a lie.
cdawg  12/6/2017
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Bryce Dallas Howard is an actress.
― Anonymous User  6/20/2017
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S. E Hinton used the name for the character, Dallas Winston, in her novel 'The Outsiders' (1967).
kattsninelives  6/13/2017
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I met a girl named Dallas, I've always liked the name! It also makes me think of Texas! I think it's cool on a boy too.
firestar11  8/14/2016
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My name is Dallas and I am a girl so whoever said that Dallas is a bad name for a girl they are wrong because it is a good name and whoever is having a baby I think a good name for your kid is Dallas if it is a boy or a girl because it is a good name for both.
Kitty_1414  8/8/2016
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I'm not a fan of city names, and this name just sounds too hickish for me.
― Anonymous User  7/27/2016
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Dallas Winston is my favorite character from the outsiders!
Blaxworth  7/13/2016
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I like this name and if you like\love it as well and are considering using it for your little guy, some combos I have paired with it that you are more than welcome to take a look at are:

Dallas Emerson
Dallas Jordan
Dallas Kyle
Dallas Raimi
Dallas Rylan
Dallas Sawyer
Dallas Jeremiah
Dallas Theodore
Dallas Parker
Ethan Dallas
Morgan Dallas
Hunter Dallas
Isaac Dallas
Everett Dallas.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2016
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I love this name for a boy! On a girl, it makes no sense whatsoever. It's very cringe worthy on a girl.
― Anonymous User  12/27/2015
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My male cousin's name is Dallas, and I dislike it. I think it sounds a bit more girly.
Luvbug86  11/15/2015
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Anyone with this name is most likely a redneck.
TyrannosaurusRegina  11/10/2015
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I have named my daughter "dalis" it's the Irish version of "Dallas" I love it I think it looks feminine too. I live in Australia also and had never heard it before on male or female. It suits my daughter to the tee she is beautiful independent and strong like her name because of her spelling we also call her Ali for a nickname my son "2" gave it to her.
Casey-dalis-mumma  7/5/2015
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I have a (male) cousin with this name, and that's how I started to love it! It's strong, masculine, and has a nice meaning to it!
BuckeyedPeach86  7/1/2015
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Dallas is a totally awesome name for a guy. The meaning is nice and I love the way it sounds. :D.
― Anonymous User  4/23/2015
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I would feel sorry for any girl named this.
― Anonymous User  3/18/2015
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Love the name so much I called my son Dallas. I would never use it as a girls name but love it as a boys name and we are from Australia and it is very uncommon here.
― Anonymous User  1/30/2015
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I am absolutely IN LOVE with the name Dallas for a girl! Not at all associating it with the city, I'm just in awe of the way it looks and sounds.
If we ever have another girl, her name will most definitely be "Dallas"
I'm officially obsessed with this name! LOVE, love, Love!
You folks with negative criticism, really? It's obviously not for everyone, but don't hate! Dallas is an ideal name in my opinion, especially for a sweet little girl/strong woman!
Tiffany Rae  12/31/2014
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I really don't understand how some people see this name as unisex or suitable for a girl. Dallas is solely a males name. A very nice male name at that (:

Dallas is far from being unisex. Sorry to the user above me. Just because your name is Dallas and you're a girl, doesn't make the name unisex. You're just a female with a males name.

Sorry but the truth.
― Anonymous User  10/16/2014
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My name is Dallas and I'm female. I didn't like it when I was younger but the older I get the more attached I become. People call me Dally as a nickname, which I think is extremely feminine despite the origin. I think Dallas is a great name for both boys and girls. It's a unisex name, after all.
DallasLauren  9/2/2014
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Ugh again with the unisex. This name will always be strictly male in my opinion. It's a strong, manly name.
citylights  8/12/2013
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Used as a surname by J D Robb for her series In Death, featuring Lt. Eve Dallas. The In Death series is an adult mystery series.
Emily Amy  1/21/2012
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Dallas Clark is an American football player who currently plays for the Indianapolis Colts.
― Anonymous User  12/11/2011
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Dallas Reynolds is an American football player who currently plays for the Philadelphia Eagles.
― Anonymous User  12/11/2011
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I think Dallas is better suited for a boy. It just seems too odd for a girl.
GibsonGirl  10/30/2011
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I love the name Dallas for a girl. Why does a girl name have to sound 'feminine', can't they be named anything the parents like? Answer: Yes.
Place names have been used for centuries, and I love Dallas. I've never been but that doesn't bother me because I wouldn't use the name to 'honor' the city, I'd use it because I like the way it looks and sounds.
krisscouture  5/14/2011
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I liked the name so much that I named my daughter Dallas! To me it signifies strength and wisdom.
― Anonymous User  5/29/2010
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Dallas Genoard is the name of a character in the Baccano! anime/manga/novel series.
missmarlenesinclair  5/7/2010
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This is most certainly a boy's name. I do not know why anyone would name a girl this. I like this name because it is unique, yet current.
Lady_Pup_30  4/27/2010
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I don't care much for this name, but in my opinion it is strictly masculine. It is way too harsh sounding on a girl.
number1212  8/27/2009
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Dallas sounds silly as a name, and if it should be used, it should be a masculine name only. I hate when people name their daughters Dallas. It's not very feminine.
bananarama  8/6/2009
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Dallas Lovato is the sister of the actress and singer Demi Lovato.
― Anonymous User  4/27/2009
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I have a cousin with this name, and it is VERY uncommon in our area, which makes it unique for her. Beautiful. It's easy to spell also, which is another thing that makes it a great name. I met a guy named Dallas, but I could never come to call him that because I was so used to calling my very feminine cousin this. I would hate to see this name get popular, though, because it is a unisex name.
baileymarissa  3/25/2009
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I don't like the name Dallas for a girl or a boy. These American city names like Phoenix, Addison, Boston, Austin, Brooklyn, Cleveland, Houston, etc., are just awful. At the very least be from and love the city before naming your child after it. Don't just hear the name and think it sounds cool. Visit Dallas, for example, and see whether you want to give it the major honor of naming your child after it. In addition, people will ask the child whether he/she was born in the particular city, and if he wasn't he/she and you will not look too bright.
faye  1/25/2009
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Dallas is a contestant on Rock of Love:Charm School.
― Anonymous User  11/10/2008
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This is also a highly popular girl's name.
Paris44  7/6/2008
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I have heard this name on both boys and girls, and I like it on neither. It does not sound like a person's name at all to me. And what if a person with this name wanted to visit or move to the city of Dallas. I think it would be quite odd for one to have same name as the city they lived in.
― Anonymous User  6/18/2008
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What if your son just won't like the city? He'd better at least have a real connection to the place, otherwise using the name is pointless. Actually, it is pointless anyway. The name is very tacky, and probably gives people all sorts of over-the-top associations, which doesn't make the poor guy sound very smart or sophisticated. Same thing if you use this on a girl.
slight night shiver  4/21/2008
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Dallas Green is a member of Alexisonfire and City And Colour.
― Anonymous User  3/8/2008
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An AWFUL name for a girl, okay on a boy.
― Anonymous User  8/9/2007
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I thought this was a girl's name until I was 13 because I had only heard of women named Dallas. But after seeing it attached to a guy I think it's a great guy's name.
KennaIsADroid  5/31/2007
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There is a character in SE Hinton's "The Outsiders" named Dallas. He was my favorite character and he has shaped my perception of the name. Dally is a good nickname for it. And it is a VERY masculine name.
― Anonymous User  2/23/2007
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Definitely a feminine name in my opinion.
dreadfulxsorry  2/22/2007
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Dallas is nice for a male but I would HATE to see it on a girl or woman. How silly would that be?
name searching  1/12/2007
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I love this name for a girl!
Taydbug112  12/17/2006
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Dallas is a great name for a boy. I knew of one man with this name who was kind, gentle and caring.
― Anonymous User  10/9/2006
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Dallas was the name of one of the characters in S.E. Hinton's 'The Outsiders.' He also went by 'Dally.'
october_bay  1/31/2006
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"Dallas" was a popular T.V. show in the '80's.
breakofday  12/30/2005
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ORIGIN-Celtic, MEANING-Wise.
trish247  8/2/2005
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Dallas can also be a girl's name.
― Anonymous User  5/14/2005

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