Gender Masculine
Usage Irish, English
Pronounced Pron. DEHK-lən(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Anglicized form of Irish Deaglán, Old Irish Declán, which is of unknown meaning. Saint Declan was a 5th-century missionary to the Déisi peoples of Ireland and the founder of the monastery at Ardmore.

In America, this name received boosts in popularity from main characters in the movies The Jackal (1997) and Leap Year (2010).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesDeclán(Old Irish)
Same SpellingDeclán


People think this name is

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Entry updated January 21, 2022