Comments for the name Declan

Comments for DECLAN:

No book I have ever looked at has identified the meaning of this name. Is this the only name in the world whose meaning has been lost?
-- Anonymous User  12/7/2004
Declan means: man of prayer.
-- emogoddess  1/5/2005
The original Gaelic spelling of Declan was Deaglan. Deag, or Dag means good, and lan means full. So the translation of Declan is more accurately full of goodness.
-- fobusgrrl  3/31/2005
Anglicized form of Déaglán. St. Déaglán was a 5th century Abbot and Bishop in Ireland.
-- AngelicGE  5/10/2007
The name "Declan" comes from Gaelic and means "Full of goodness".
-- baby_name_nerd_050  1/11/2010
Declan is a traditional Irish name, but it is also a 18th century Native Indian name (HEILTSUK nation). I named my son "Deklan" but changed the spelling to be original and unique.
-- JestinaC  7/13/2010
The name Declan is Celt derived and most often pronounced deck-lan as mentioned, but I confirm that the trouble making description is rooted in the name. De: means to be removed from, and of course Clan: is family. So Declan is :removed from the family or separated from. I wouldn't think of naming a child with any negative associations. Life is hard enough without it. I'm very intriqued by the comments of trouble-maker personalities. Especially by the mother of a Declan. Very interesting.
--  12/6/2013

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