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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

Want to know about the popularity of the Declan baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 24,977 babies born with the name Declan in the United States. That's more than enough Declans to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1951 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Declan" was in 2015 with a total of 3,560 babies. (That's a lot of baby Declans)

According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Declan" ranks #58 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, 128 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 2014. Across the entire United States a total of 3,328 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Declan popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Declan" mean? The list below shows the origins of Declan as well as things modernly associated with the name Declan such as celebrities named Declan.

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.

Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello is a musician, singer-songwriter, and record producer specializing in pub rock, new wave, punk rock, and power pop music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1970 to present. Elvis was born in 1954 as Declan Patrick MacManus in Paddington, London, England.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Declan

Declan Baldwin
Declan Kelly
Declan Leonard
Declan Moore
Declan Porter
Declan Stump
Declan Walsh
Declan Fahy
Declan Galbraith

Alternative Meanings

D is for dream, your beacon ahead.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

C is for compatible, a friend's friend.

L is for loyalty, that you show.

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

N is for nice, need I say more?

Your name in reverse order is "Nalced". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Caelnd". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Declan born Apr 6, 1940

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Romania approximately on 850. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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