This name means “meadow dwelling”. Dallas is a surname of Scottish and English origin. 1) From the Scottish origin the name is a habitational name, derived from Dallas near Forres. This place-name is likely derived from the Brittonic “dol” (meadow) plus “gwas” (dwelling) (Gaelic: dail fas). This name also appears in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. 2) From the English origin the name is an habitational name, derived from the Old English “dæl” (valley) plus “hus” (house). Dallas is the ninth-largest city in the United States and the third-largest city in the state of Texas.