Dallas: What is Behind a Name?
So, you're choosing your baby's name, and you want to pick out just the right one. It has to be perfect. After all, it's your baby.
Or maybe you've just begun to question what the origins of your own name are. Were you given that name for a reason? Perhaps your name explains some of your personality characteristics?
Whatever your reasons, you want to know the significance of the name Dallas, so take a look and find out.
The name Dallas can be either masculine or feminine, though it is used more often as a boy's name. It has two different meanings, depending on the roots. If choosing the Gaelic origin, the meaning of Dallas is "dwells by the falls" or "from the waterfall," but if choosing either the Scottish or Celtic origin, the name means "wise."
Other reports indicate that the meaning of Dallas is "dwells in the meadow" rather than "in the falls."
It used to be primarily seen as a surname, and though girls are usually given a family surname as a first name, Dallas has been an exception to the rule, given primarily to males.
Those with the name of Dallas are said to have an internal longing for love and companionship. They like to be disciplined and organized. Those named Dallas also have a passion for truth and fairness.
- The third largest city in Texas, Dallas, is reportedly named after Vice President to James Polk, George Mifflin Dallas.
- "Dallas" is the title of an Alan Jackson hit, about wishing Dallas was in Tennessee so that she'd be there with him..
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