[ 2 syll. dal-las, da-ll-as ] The baby girl name Dallas is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being more popular. It is pronounced DAELLihS †.
1: Dallas' origin is Scottish, and its use, English. The meaning of Dallas is 'meadow dwelling, resting place'. It is derived from dail meaning 'meadow' ; fas 'dwelling'. It represents the transferred use of the geographic name and the surname as a given name. See Dallas for more information.
Forms of Dallas include the English Dalisha, the name Dalles, the name Dallin, the English Dallis, the name Dallon, the name Dallus, the name Dally, the name Dallys, the name Dalyce, and the name Dalys.
2: Dallas's language of origin is Old English. The meaning here is 'house in the valley'. It is derived from dael which means 'dale, valley' ; hus 'house'. It represents the transferred use of the geographic name and the surname as a given name.
See also the related categories, meadow and geographic.
Dallas is rather popular as a baby girl name, and it is also perceived as rather trendy. The name has been rising in popularity since the 2010s. At the modest peak of its usage in 2015, 0.028% of baby girls were named Dallas. It was #562 in rank then. In 2018, it ranked at #636 with a usage of 0.025%, and it was the most regularly used out of all girl names in its family.
Baby names that sound like Dallas include Dahliah, Dahlya, Daila, Daleka, Dalice, Dalis, Dalka, Dalla, Dallis, Dallus, Dallys, Dalyce, Dalys, Dayla, Dália, Dehlia, Delcee, Delice, Delise, and Delja.
† Pronunciation for Dallas: D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"