Declan

Meaning of the name Declan. Listen and learn how to pronounce Declan so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: From dag “”good”” and lan “”full”” suggesting “”full of goodness.”” St. Declan was the founder of a monastery at Ardmore in County Waterford and may have preached in Ireland before the arrival of St. Patrick. Many miracles are attributed to a rock on the beach at Ardmore known as St. Declan’s Stone. According to legend, on a trip back from Wales one of his disciples, Runanus, forgot Declan’s sacred bell. But a prayer from Declan and, miraculously, the stone carried the bell over the waves back to Waterford.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Declan Deaglan

PRONUNCIATION: “deck + lan”

ENGLISH: Declan

AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Declan and read along with the meaning)

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  1. That’s my name too.

  2. I love that name!

  3. Haha my names declan

  4. i would just like to know if everyone likes the name Dugan. My son and daughter in law is expecting a son in Nov and cant decide if they like Dugan or not.

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