Dallas

First Name
71k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dallas

"Dallas" is a name of Scottish origin, and it means "From the meadow dwelling". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A large commercial and industrial city in northeastern Texas located in the heart of the northern Texas oil fields
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  1. A city in northeast Texas, USA.
  2. A surname​.
  3. A male given name.
  4. A female given name
  5. A small village in north-western Moray, Scotland.

Dallas was also found in the following language(s): Esperanto and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Dallas

Orson Bean is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1952 to present. Orson was given the name Dallas Frederick Burrows on July 22nd, 1928 in Burlington, Vermont, U.S.

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City and Colour is a folk music, acoustic music, post-hardcore, and melodic hardcore musician, singer-songwriter, lyricist, composer, vocalist, guitarist, and pianist. He was most prominent from 2001 to present. City was given the name Dallas John Green on September 29th, 1980 in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. City is also known as City, Colour, and Dallas Green (musician).

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Dallas Austin is a pop music, contemporary r&b, hip hop music, new jack swing, pop rock, synthpop, and dance-pop musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1989. Dallas was born on December 29th, 1970 in Columbus, Georgia, U.S.

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Dallas Roberts is an actor. His career lasted from 1994 to 1994. Dallas was given the name Dallas Mark Roberts on May 10th, 1970 in Houston.

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Dallas Keuchel is a baseball player for the Houston Astros. Dallas was born on January 1st, 1988 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Dallas Clayton is a children's literature illustrator and writer.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Dallas

Cameron Dallas is a vine video creator. His most notable accomplishments were from 2013 to present. Cameron was born on September 8th, 1994 in Chino Hills, California.

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Josh Dallas is an actor. He was most prominent from 2006 to present. Josh was given the name Joshua Paul Dallas on December 18th, 1981 in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.

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Bo was born on May 25th, 1990 in Brooksville, Florida. Bo is also known as Rotunda, Taylor, Rotundo, Bo; Rotunda, Bo; Mulligan, Tank; Rotunda, Tank; Rotundo, and Tank.

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Abdalqadir as-Sufi is a sheikh (sufism) and shaykh of instruction. He holds the title Shaykh and Sheikh. Abdalqadir was given the name Ian Dallas in Ayr, Scotland.

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Matt Dallas is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Matt was given the name Matthew Joseph Dallas on October 21st, 1982 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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George M. Dallas was an office holder. George was born on July 10th, 1792 in Philadelphia. He passed away on December 31st, 1864.

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How popular is the baby name Dallas in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 20 0 20
1881 25 0 25
1882 27 0 27
1883 19 0 19
1884 19 0 19
1885 20 0 20
1886 25 0 25
1887 16 0 16
1888 30 0 30
1889 33 0 33
1890 32 0 32
1891 33 0 33
1892 39 9 30
1893 26 0 26
1894 31 6 25
1895 33 0 33
1896 36 7 29
1897 36 0 36
1898 28 0 28
1899 31 6 25
1900 49 9 40
1901 29 0 29
1902 31 0 31
1903 48 9 39
1904 47 9 38
1905 52 12 40
1906 49 8 41
1907 56 7 49
1908 62 14 48
1909 69 11 58
1910 79 20 59
1911 70 19 51
1912 159 24 135
1913 142 16 126
1914 211 28 183
1915 296 30 266
1916 293 38 255
1917 291 26 265
1918 365 35 330
1919 328 27 301
1920 381 31 350
1921 407 35 372
1922 414 34 380
1923 397 45 352
1924 373 45 328
1925 412 42 370
1926 461 34 427
1927 458 43 415
1928 412 37 375
1929 429 30 399
1930 419 37 382
1931 445 32 413
1932 449 33 416
1933 418 35 383
1934 424 21 403
1935 442 31 411
1936 386 25 361
1937 433 26 407
1938 590 38 552
1939 543 34 509
1940 506 22 484
1941 503 19 484
1942 525 45 480
1943 527 35 492
1944 449 34 415
1945 413 32 381
1946 419 36 383
1947 462 30 432
1948 468 33 435
1949 393 25 368
1950 437 22 415
1951 478 43 435
1952 469 47 422
1953 506 52 454
1954 454 48 406
1955 453 37 416
1956 440 29 411
1957 399 32 367
1958 401 32 369
1959 400 32 368
1960 394 43 351
1961 364 23 341
1962 384 31 353
1963 386 27 359
1964 364 29 335
1965 339 19 320
1966 330 30 300
1967 294 20 274
1968 339 37 302
1969 337 36 301
1970 429 72 357
1971 397 47 350
1972 345 41 304
1973 323 44 279
1974 327 36 291
1975 379 35 344
1976 381 54 327
1977 389 53 336
1978 547 84 463
1979 720 110 610
1980 796 117 679
1981 706 119 587
1982 622 86 536
1983 539 80 459
1984 662 110 552
1985 647 85 562
1986 628 91 537
1987 661 99 562
1988 714 123 591
1989 700 110 590
1990 697 106 591
1991 796 103 693
1992 1,246 351 895
1993 1,606 450 1,156
1994 1,770 467 1,303
1995 1,821 447 1,374
1996 1,727 438 1,289
1997 1,525 343 1,182
1998 1,292 285 1,007
1999 1,186 236 950
2000 1,186 243 943
2001 1,086 208 878
2002 1,013 209 804
2003 871 187 684
2004 976 188 788
2005 992 178 814
2006 1,070 207 863
2007 1,145 198 947
2008 1,188 197 991
2009 1,144 212 932
2010 1,221 221 1,000
2011 1,192 236 956
2012 1,269 289 980
2013 1,619 458 1,161
2014 1,884 522 1,362
2015 1,963 551 1,412
2016 1,697 479 1,218

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Popularity of Dallas as a first name

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Popularity of Dallas as a last name

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Common last names for Dallas

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • White
  • Jackson
  • Martin
  • Thompson
  • Wilson
  • Young
  • Clark
  • Thomas
  • Anderson
  • Baker

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dallas U.S.
  White 63.38% 64.26%
  African American 28.14% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.85% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.38% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.48% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.77% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dallas

People with the last name Dallas are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Dallas

  • How Popular is the name Dallas? Dallas is the 804th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dallas was the 3,761st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dallas have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 70,705 babies born with the first name Dallas in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dallas to occupy the territory of Bermuda (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 64,237 (as of May 20, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dallas? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 20 new born babies.
  • When was Dallas first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dallas is Monday, April 5th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Dallas born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dallas was in 2015 with a total of 1,412 babies. That's a lot of babies named Dallas!
  • Random Dallas Factoid: According to the 1995 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dallas ranks 93rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, 52 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1995.
  • Weird things about the name Dallas: Your name in reverse order is Sallad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Asaldl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dallas? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,418 people with the last name Dallas.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dallas? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Dallas as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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