Dallas: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Dallas

Dallas

Pronunciation: DAL-əs (key)

Origin of the name Dallas:

Borrowed from the name of a Texas city named for U.S. Vice President G.M. Dallas (1792-1864). The surname, of Scottish origin meaning “belonging to Dallas, from Dallas,” is derived from the Gaelic elements dail (a field) and eas (a waterfall): hence, “the waterfall field.” Var: Dalas.

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My son is named Dallas Ashton Johnson and i have a son named Houston Gage Johnson also.

People seem to be fifty/fifty on this name. I love it, but I wouldn't suggest it unless you or your spouse have Texas ties. Being from Dallas, it's one of my favorite names. There is the outsider's connection, which could be good or bad.

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Dalley, Big D, Dal, Dal Pal

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Famous real-life people named Dallas: | Edit

Bryce Dallas Howard, actress and daughter of actor-director Ron Howard
Alexander J. Dallas, 6th United States Secretary of the Treasury
George Mifflin Dallas, son of Alexander J. Dallas, 11th Vice President, Senator and Attorney General of Pennsylvania
Dallas Clark, Iowa Hawkeye and Indianapolis Colts Tight End.
Dallas Green, Lead singer on Alexisonfire and City and Colour.

Dallas in song, story & screen: | Edit

Dallas "Dally" Winston, "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton
Dallas, Captain of Nostromo in "Alien"
Dallas Howard, character in "Alien Versus Predator: Requiem"
Dallas McVie, character in "Four Christmases"
Korben Dallas, character in "The Fifth Element"
Larry Dallas, character on the sitcom "Three's Company"
Steve Dallas, character in the comic strip, "Berke Breathed"
Dallas Genoard - From the anime Baccano!

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