So you’re expecting a boy and have decided on Declan as his first name. Declan is lovely, and I think it’s quite a cool Irish name.
You now need help choosing a middle name since you can’t think of anything that works with Declan.
Not to worry, I’m here to assist! I’ve scoured parent forums and the internet for names that sound good in the middle with Declan.
Are you looking for Declan’s middle name? Let’s get started!
What Does The Name Declan Mean?
Declan or Declán comes from the Irish name Deaglán. ‘Deag’ meaning good and lán meaning full, leading to full of goodness. The Irish St Declán of Ardmore was an early Irish saint, before St Patrick. He founded a monastry in Waterford in Ardmore. He was a descedant of the royal dynasty the Deisi Muman.
It’s typical for parents to feel that their children’s names influence their success. There are several ways in which it might impact a child’s development. Many people choose names based on their meanings because they believe that the meaning of a child’s name may reflect how the child will be or act in the future. So it’s important for you to be happy with the names meanings.
How do you pronounce Declan?
Declan is pronounced DEH-KLaeN
What are middle names for?
People frequently use their middle names as nicknames later in life, or they may combine the initials to form a completely new name, for as Declan Conor becoming DC! (see Middle Name for Connor)
According to research, having a middle name may help you get a better career in the future! People with middle names are seen to have a better social status and to be more educated, according to a research published in the European Journal of Social Psychology.
Famous People Called Declan
- Declan Donnelly – an English television presenter, television producer, rapper, singer, comedian and actor.
- Declan Rice – an English professional footballer
- Declan McKenna – an English singer, songwriter, and musician.
- Declan Jones – a British racing driver.
Is Declan a Rare Name?
Declan was first recorded as a boys name by the US Social Security Administration in 1885 and since then over 40,000 boys have been given this name in the US. It’s only in recent years, with the trend for Irish names in the US has it grown in popularity. It first entered the US top 1000 boys names in 1998, coming in at position number 712, and since then its just gone, up, up, up in popularity! In 2020 it just missed a spot in the top 100 boys names, ranking in position 102.
It’s fallen out of fashion in Ireland, going from a peak of number 69 in 1998 to number 240 in 2020. Austrailia love this boys names, as do the UK and the Cameroon!
How to Choose the Perfect Name to go With Declan
The most appropriate middle name for Declan is the one that blends nicely with his first and last names. For example, choose the middle names you want for Declan from the list below and jot them down on a piece of paper.
Say the names out loud with Declan at the start. For example, Declan Jameson. Remove any names that are strange, bizarre, or difficult to pronounce.
Step 2 should be repeated, but this time include the last name and listen to how it sounds. Delete any further names that don’t sound suitable.
Examine the initials of the remaining names and identify the ones that work particularly well together. Make certain that it does not sound absurd or harsh. Consider Declan for ones that can be given nicknames when they are grouped together.
By the time you are finished with steps 1-4, you will have cut down the selection to a manageable amount of options that will assist you in deciding on the ideal middle name for Declan.
50 Best Middle Names for Declan
We’ve compiled a list of the top boy’s names that complement the name Declan. Our list is as follows:
First Name for Middle Name Declan
After deciding on Declan as a middle name, you may be looking for a suitable first name, as Declan is a fantastic middle name. The top 10 are listed below!
10 Classic Boy Names That Go Well With Declan
10 Modern Names That Go With Declan
10 Unusual Boy Names That Go With Declan
European Names That Match the Name Declan
For those of you with European descent, we’ve produced a list of the finest Irish, French, Spanish, Italian, German, and Polish names that fit with Declan. The spellings have been left as is, but you are free to change them if you choose.
7 Irish Boy Names That Go with Declan
7 French Names to Go with Declan
7 Spanish Names That Go Well with Declan
|Declan Juan José|
7 Italian Names for Declan
7 German Names for Declan
7 Polish Names for Declan
Baby Names of Certain Length
To assist you in choosing the finest middle name for your child, we’ve listed the best of each syllable count: 1, 2, or 3 syllables.
7 Names for Declan with 1 Syllable
7 Names for Declan with 2 Syllables
7 Names for Declan with 3 Syllables
Names for Declan with the Same Initial
7 Names for Declan Starting with A Vowel
Nicknames for Declan
Declan is often given the following nicknames:
Different Ways to Spell Declan
Similar Names Like Declan
- Dean (see Middle Name for Dean)
- Dominic (see Middle Name for Dominic)
Sibling Names for Declan.
Looking for a sibling name for Declan? We’ve compiled a list of fantastic names that go well with Declan.
Sister Names for Declan
|Declan & Kimberly|
|Declan & Luna|
|Declan & Remington|
|Declan & Hayden|
|Declan & Paislee|
|Declan & Ariella|
|Declan & Kyla|
|Declan & Caroline|
|Declan & Layla|
|Declan & Emerson|
Brother Names for Declan
|Declan & Aron|
|Declan & Zain|
|Declan & Krew|
|Declan & Jaxen|
|Declan & Alonso|
|Declan & Layne|
|Declan & Arthur|
|Declan & Alan|
|Declan & King|
|Declan & Samson|
Take Away For Baby Name Declan
Isn’t it a fantastic list? If you are loving Irish names, we love how Declan Dermot rolls of the tongue!
Do you prefer a three-, two-, or one-syllable name for Declan? Who are your front-runners?
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