Dylan: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Dylan
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.”
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- Comments and insights on the name Dylan: | Edit
I have had a lot of people comment on how they love the name, although my own parents didn't like it. Many people have been receptive to it and love it! It is one of those names for a girl that you either love or hate it!
Don't care for it for a girl...
This should not be used for girls as it is a very masculine name of a MALE god.
(Good grief, if this was a reason not to use the name we would never have a cameron diaz, morgan fairchild, drew barrymore, reese witherspoon, goodbye Sams, Ryans, Jordans,...no such thing as gender only names any more. and ps Dylan was a girls name before the welsh used if for their God of the sea)
I LOVE the name for both boys and girls!
- Personal experiences with the name Dylan: | Edit
My husband and I named our daughter Dylan because we loved the name and couldn't agree on anything else. He was super traditional and I was more trendy. It fits her and she looks like a Dylan, although we did give her a more feminine middle name, so down the road she hopefully won't get all mail that has Mr. Dylan on it!
- Nicknames for Dylan: | Edit
Dillie, Dill, Laney, Dill Pickle, Dylana
- Meanings and history of the name Dylan: | Edit
Son of the Sea, born from Waves
- Famous real-life people named Dylan: | Edit
Dylan Lauren owner of Dylan's Candy Bay in NYC (Fashion Designer Ralph Lauren's Daughter), Dylan Penn ( Actors: Robin Wright Penn & Sean Penn's Daughter), Actress Nicole Eggert's Daughter Dylin
- Dylan in song, story & screen: | Edit
"Like Dylan in the Movies", a song by Belle and Sebastian
Dylan Fox - the Medusa Project by Sophie McKenzie
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.
Global Popularity of the Name Dylan
- #261 in Canada (Alberta)
- #532 in United States