Dylan Name Meaning & Origin

Dylan

Pronunciation: DI-lən (key)

Origin of the name Dylan:

Borrowed from the Welsh, Dylan is a name of uncertain derivation. Some believe it to be from an Old Celtic element meaning “sea.” Var: Dillan, Dillon, Dillyn, Dyllan.

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Comments and insights on the name Dylan: | Edit

Dylan's cool, has spunk, has personality, and is just great!

This name should not be used for girls. It is the name of a MALE god.

Lynda and Dylan are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

Personal experiences with the name Dylan: | Edit

My cousin's name was Dyllan {spelt with an extra l} and we used to call him D, D-man, and Dill Pickle. He's 13 now and absolutely hates all three nicknames but that doesn't stop me from calling him them.

Nicknames for Dylan: | Edit

Emotional Dylynn
Dyll/Dill/Dyl/Di
Dilly/Dylly
Daffy Dill/ Daffa-Dilly
Dyl-Dyl
D/ D-man
Dilster
Dylbut
dillyboy
Dylio
Dill pickle

Meanings and history of the name Dylan: | Edit

THe sea. THe sea's son. THe ocean. THe waves. THe ocean waves. Just about anything to do with water.

Famous real-life people named Dylan: | Edit

Dylan Geick - Instagram Star and Wrestler Love U dylan had to add u-Hailey B
Dylan O'Brien - American actor (Plays Stiles Stilinski on MTV's Teen Wolf.)
Dylan Sprayberry - American actor (Plays Liam on MTV's Teen Wolf.)
Dylan Thomas - Welsh poet
Dylan Moran - Irish comedian
Dylan McDermott - American actor
Dylan Sprouse - American actor (Plays Zack Martin on Disney's The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and The Suite Life on Deck) Twin brother of Cole Sprouse
Dylan Dean -
Dylan Bruno - American actor

Dylan in song, story & screen: | Edit

Emotional Dylynn- member of fake boyband Parxbo!s.
Dylan Ail Don, figure in Welsh Mythology.
Dylan named male doll, Groovy Girls
Dylan McKay,a character played by Luke Perry, on the television show 90210.
"Like Dylan in the Movies", a song by Belle and Sebastian
The main character Deryn Sharp goes by "Dylan" when she is pretending to be a boy to join the British Air Service in the book series Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld.
Dylan, character on the show Modern Family

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