Female, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names

Dallas

Dallas is the name of a city in Texas. While the namesake of the city is uncertain, reportedly it was named after George M. Dallas, the 11th vice-president of the United States or one of his brothers; it’s also possible that it may have been named after the village of Dallas, Moray, in Scotland.

Dallas is a surname with two possible sources:

  • the first is that it’s a Scottish surname, a locational name for someone who came from a place called Dallas, made up from Old English dol via Scottish Gaelic dail (meadow, field, plain) and gwas (dwelling), meaning “dwelling by the meadow”;
  • as an English surname, it’s made up from Old English dæl (valley, dale) and hus (house), a locational name for someone who lived in a house by or near a valley.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

Meaning: dwelling by the meadow (Scottish); house by the valley (English)

Usage: English, Scottish

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Variants:

  • Dallis (English)

 

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