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
PRONUNCIATION: “deck + lan”
AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Declan and read along with the meaning)
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