The 50 Best Middle Names for Declan

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Congratulations! You’re about to have a baby, so you’re likely excited… but stressed too.

You have all sorts of things to think about, from diapers to nursery furniture and beyond. But the biggest thing you’re trying to figure out is probably what to name your baby. 

A name says a lot about a person. It can determine how people see others, but also how they think about themselves.

Since a name is such a big deal, it should be no surprise that people spend hours looking through baby names.

But if you spend too much time finding a perfect first name, you might run out of time to find an excellent middle name.

That’s why I’ve been putting together my How To Pick A Middle Name series. So with a quick glance, you can find the perfect middle name for your son!

Without any further ado, here are the best middle names for a boy named Declan.

I’ve compiled these from baby name databases, parent discussion forums, and other sources then whittled them down to the ones I personally think sound the best.

Hope it helps!


Middle name ideas for a boy named Declan

And now, the moment you all have been waiting for, the list!

Most of these ideas come straight from parents of real Declans, who’ve shared their runners up or even their final choices. Rounding out the list are a few ideas of my own. Enjoy!

  1. Declan Alexander

  2. Declan Andrew

  3. Declan August

  4. Declan Bart

  5. Declan Bennett

  6. Declan Brayden

  7. Declan Carter

  8. Declan Christopher

  9. Declan Cruz

  10. Declan Curtis

  11. Declan Drew

  12. Declan Elijah

  13. Declan Eugene

  14. Declan Francis

  15. Declan Gabriel

  16. Declan George

  17. Declan Grayson

  18. Declan Hayden

  19. Declan Hugo

  20. Declan Isaac

  21. Declan Isaiah

  22. Declan James

  23. Declan Jeremiah

  24. Declan Joseph

  25. Declan Jude

  26. Declan Kamden

  27. Declan Lucas

  28. Declan Luke

  29. Declan Mark

  30. Declan Mason

  31. Declan Matthew

  32. Declan Noah

  33. Declan Oliver

  34. Declan Oscar

  35. Declan Parker

  36. Declan Patrick

  37. Declan Presley

  38. Declan Reese

  39. Declan Reid

  40. Declan Ryan

  41. Declan Sean

  42. Declan Seth

  43. Declan Stephen

  44. Declan Terrence

  45. Declan Thomas

  46. Declan Trent

  47. Declan Vince

  48. Declan Westin

  49. Declan Wyatt

  50. Declan Zana

My favorite middle names for Declan are Declan Reid and Declan Ryan.

I like how these “R” names go so well with the name Declan. There are so many choices, though, so you should pick the ones that sound the best to you!


Meaning of the name Declan

According to BabyCenter, Declan dates back to the 5th century and is an English version of an Irish name meaning “full of goodness” or “man of prayer.”

It’s been popular in Ireland for a long time and is gaining popularity in the states.

The name Declan came in at number 99 on the popularity list for boy names of 2021. It bumped down only two places since the 2020 list of boy names.

Some famous people named Declan are singer Elvis Costello, whose given name is Declan Patrick Macmanus, and British performer Declan Joseph Oliver Donelly.


Wrapping Up

Didn’t find one that you loved? No worries.

Visit some parenting discussion forums like Nameberry, Babycenter, or even Reddit. Use the search function to find “middle names for Declan” and you’ll uncover TONS of old threads. Inside, you’ll find plenty of ideas.

You can even start a new thread of your own for some fresh input.

Next, have you considered any other boy names? There’s Rowan, Jaxon, and Jacob, to start.

Finally, here are some guides that might come in handy before you welcome baby into your home:

Hope this helps!