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.
Meaning: dwelling by the meadow (Scottish); house by the valley (English)
Usage: English, Scottish
- Dallis (English)