US Popularity:220
Meaning:Man of prayer
Declan is a Irish boy’s name that can be a great choice if you plan on sharing your faith with baby. Declan is popular in Ireland because of its association with Deaglán (later Anglicized as Declan) of Ardmore, an early Irish saint who brought Christianity to present-day county Waterford and founded the monastery at Ardmore. Since St. Declan preceded St. Patrick in converting the people of Munster to Christianity, the name is said to mean “man of prayer.” It remains a prevalent name throughout Ireland and the Irish diaspora. For a classic moniker that can encourage baby's faith and help them connect to their Irish roots, Declan can do the job.

Famous People Named Declan

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  • Declan Bennett
  • Declan Donnelly
    TV Host
  • Declan Mulholland
  • Declan Rudd
    Soccer Player

Declan Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Declan is currently #203 on The Bump
Boy:Declan is currently #116 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Declan is currently #220 in U.S. births
Boy:Declan is currently #132 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 37
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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