Dylan: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Dylan

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.

Personal experiences with the name Dylan: | Edit

My little brothers name is Dylan, he was born in 1994. He is quiet and speculative, he plays in a band and is intuitively good at math.

Nicknames for Dylan: | Edit

Dyll/Dill/Dyl/Dil
Dill Pickle
Dilly/Dylly
Daffy Dill/ Daffa-Dilly
Dyl-Dyl
D/ D-man
Dilster
Dylbut

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 Thomas, Welsh poet
Dylan Moran, Irish comedian
Dylan McDermott, American actor
Dylan Sprouse, American actor; twin brother of Cole Sprouse
Dylan Dean, Best person to walk the Earth
Dylan Bruno, American actor

Dylan in song, story & screen: | Edit

Dylan Ail Don, figure in Welsh Mythology.
Dil Pickles from "Rugrats"
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.

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