Meaning:Little blind one; Dale
Dallan is a boy’s name of Irish origin. It’s an anglicized version of Dallán, which combines the Irish word dall, meaning “blind,” with the diminutive suffix -án to mean “little blind one.” The name derives from a nickname given to an Irish saint from the sixth century, who was born Eochaid mac Colla. A famous scholar and poet, he was said to have gone blind from studying so much, hence the nickname. Dallán was beheaded by pirates during a monastery raid, and God was believed to have reattached his head to his body after he died. If you’re looking for a rare Irish name with a fascinating history, Dallan could be the perfect choice! Dallan is also an English surname, along with variants such as Dallen, Dallin, and Dallon. These are unrelated to the Irish given name, and may be related to the Old English word dael, meaning “dale” or “valley.”
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