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25k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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<100
in the U.S.
in 2010

Declan

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1951 5 0 5
1955 6 0 6
1956 5 0 5
1957 6 0 6
1959 5 0 5
1960 7 0 7
1961 5 0 5
1962 5 0 5
1963 9 0 9
1964 7 0 7
1965 8 0 8
1966 5 0 5
1967 7 0 7
1968 8 0 8
1969 8 0 8
1970 10 0 10
1971 6 0 6
1974 9 0 9
1975 9 0 9
1976 7 0 7
1977 6 0 6
1978 6 0 6
1980 6 0 6
1981 10 0 10
1982 11 0 11
1983 9 0 9
1984 8 0 8
1985 15 0 15
1986 12 0 12
1987 14 0 14
1988 21 0 21
1989 34 0 34
1990 37 0 37
1991 33 0 33
1992 44 0 44
1993 49 0 49
1994 66 0 66
1995 92 0 92
1996 105 0 105
1997 124 0 124
1998 234 0 234
1999 351 0 351
2000 388 0 388
2001 536 6 530
2002 562 0 562
2003 611 0 611
2004 606 0 606
2005 842 0 842
2006 823 6 817
2007 923 0 923
2008 942 0 942
2009 1,045 0 1,045
2010 1,261 5 1,256
2011 2,176 13 2,163
2012 2,798 18 2,780
2013 3,131 22 3,109
2014 3,328 16 3,312
2015 3,581 21 3,560

Fun Facts about the name Declan

  • How many people with the first name Declan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 24,977 babies born with the first name Declan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Declan to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Declan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1951 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Declan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Declan is Wednesday, July 15th, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Declan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Declan was in 2015 with a total of 3,560 babies. That's a lot of babies named Declan!
  • Random Declan Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Declan ranks 78th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, 196 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Declan: Your name in reverse order is Nalced. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nleadc. How do you pronounce that?
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Irish

Origin and Meaning of Declan

The name "Declan" is of Irish origin, and it means "Full of goodness". It's a name commonly given to boys.

  1. A male given name, anglicized form of an Irish Gaelic saint's name Deaglán.

Notable Persons With the Name Declan

Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello is a new wave music, punk rock, and pub rock (united kingdom) musician. He plays Fender Jazzmaster and Fender Telecaster. He was most prominent from 1970 to present. Elvis was given the name Declan Patrick MacManus on August 25th, 1954 in Paddington, London, England. Elvis is also known as D.P. Costello, The Imposter, Little Hands of Concrete, Napoleon Dynamite, Howard Coward, and Mac Manus.

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Declan McKenna

Declan McKenna is an indie rock and alternative rock musician. He was most prominent from 2015 to present. Declan was born on December 24th, 1998 in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.

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Declan Donnelly

Declan Donnelly is a rapper, comedian, presenter, actor, singing, rapping, television presenter, and singer. He was most prominent from 1987 to present. Declan was given the name Declan Joseph Oliver Donnelly on September 25th, 1975 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

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Declan Galbraith

Declan Galbraith is a pop rock, folk -rock, rock -electronic, ballad, and pop music singer songwriter and singing. He plays Human voice, Guitar, and Piano. He was most active from 2002 to present. Declan was given the name Declan John Galbraith on December 19th, 1991.

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Declan Rudd

Declan Rudd is a soccer player for the Norwich City F.C., Preston North End F.C., England national under-16 football team, England national under-17 football team, and England national under-19 football team. Declan was born on January 16th, 1991 in Diss, England.

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Declan Mulholland

Declan Mulholland was an actor. He was most prominent from 1962 to 1997. Declan was given the name Thomas Declan Mulholland on December 6th, 1932 in Belfast. He died on June 29th, 1999.

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  • Declan John
    (soccer player)
  • Declan James Ganley
    (Chairman and CEO)
  • Declan O'Rourke
    (singer-songwriter)
  • Declan Kidney
    (famous human)
  • Declan Sinnott
    (noteworthy individual)
  • Declan Shalvey
    (famous individual)
  • Declan Hill
    (investigative journalist)
  • Declan McAleer
    (Northern Ireland)
  • Declan Farmer
    (influential individual)
  • Declan McGonagle
    (important individual)
  • Declan O'Sullivan
    (athlete)
  • Declan Bree
    (Sligo County Councillor)
  • Declan Michael Laird
    (actor)
  • Declan Ryan
    (athlete)

What does the name Declan mean?

Dis for dream, your beacon ahead.

Eis for elegant, born within you.

Cis for captive, your web of charm.

Lis for love, your love of life!

Ais for admirers, and all that you have!

Nis for narrator, tell many stories

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