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Dallas is a popular unisex baby name of Scottish Gaelic and Old English origin. The name means “meadow dwelling” or “valley house”. Dallas has been a consistently popular boy’s name since 1900. As a girl’s name it has been popular since the early 1990’s.

Meaning of the name Dallas:

Scottish Gaelic: meadow dwelling
Old English: valley house

Origin of the name Dallas:

Dallas is a unisex baby name of Scottish Gaelic origin meaning “meadow dwelling”. Dallas is also derived from Old English and means “valley house”.

Symbolism of the name Dallas:

Dallas’ meaning is related to meadows and valleys which are places of vibrant and diverse flora and fauna.

Style of the name Dallas:


Gender of the name Dallas:

Dallas is a unisex name — perfect for both boys and girls.

Pronunciation of the name Dallas:


Number of syllables in the name Dallas:


Emotion evoked from the name Dallas:

Dallas evokes feelings of enthusiasm and determination.

Alternative spellings for the name Dallas:

Dallys, Dalles, Dalas

Nicknames for the name Dallas:

  • Dal
  • Dally
  • Dale
  • Lassy

Popularity of the name Dallas:

According to the Social Security Administration, Dallas is a unisex baby name. As a boy’s name, Dallas has been consistently popular since 1900 and remains between the ranks of 250 and 450 every year. As a girl’s name, Dallas has gone up and down in popularity and peaked at #523 in 1994.

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Famous people with the name Dallas:

  • Dallas Lovato (sister of actress/singer Demi Lovato)
  • Bryce Dallas Howard (American actress)
  • Dallas Braden (American baseball player)
  • Dallas Campbell (British television presenter)
  • Dallas Clark (American football player

Dallas in popular culture:

  • Dallas (film, “Jason X”)
  • Dallas Dog (television, “Peppa Pig”)
  • Dallas (film, “Alien)
  • Dallas (television, “Austin & Ally”)
  • Dallas Genoard (television, “Baccano!”)
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