Declan

Declan - A very unique male name



  Aug 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Declan, meaning man of prayer, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1968 on position #1626. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Declan and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Declan? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Declan. The baby boy name Declan was given to 2,759 baby boys in 2012, ranking #143 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 595 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Declan peaked in popularity 7 years ago in 2012 on position 143.



Famous with this name

Declan O'Brien
Declan Whaley
Declan Donnelly


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Declan is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Declan is currently topping the baby name charts in Delaware at position #65 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #307.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Declan is where you live.


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Declan origin and meaning

Declan is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means man of prayer. To see famous people named Declan, pop culture references for the name Declan and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Declan

We've found the following names that sound similar to Declan, sorted by popularity.

Deklan / Deaglan / Decklan /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012143
2011174
2010273
2009310
2008348
2007347
2006365
2005357
2004434
2003418
2002441
2001453
2000560
1999565
1998727
1997960
19961079
19951093
19941456
19931755
19921740
19912196
19901749
19891925
19882708
19852425
19681626

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Delaware65
Massachusetts70
Pennsylvania73
Rhode Island74
New Hampshire74
New Jersey83
Idaho89
Alaska93
Illinois95
Virginia97
Wyoming98
Montana99
North Dakota103
Nebraska108
Colorado109
Oregon110
Washington111
Connecticut112
Wisconsin114
Minnesota115
New York118
Utah121
Vermont122
Ohio127
Maryland128
Michigan132
Kansas132
District of Columbia134
Iowa134
Maine141
Indiana141
North Carolina149
Oklahoma159
South Carolina160
Missouri162
Nevada163
Florida164
Kentucky171
Arkansas175
West Virginia180
Arizona197
Tennessee199
California205
Alabama225
Georgia232
South Dakota236
Louisiana245
Mississippi257
New Mexico293
Texas307

Even more about Declan


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Declan a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Declan?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Declan
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 595
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1968
2012 births +2,759

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