Dashiell Name Meaning & Origin

Dashiell

Pronunciation: DASH-əl, DASH-ee-əl (key)

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Nicknames for Dashiell

Dash, Dashie,Dash the flash

Meanings and history of the name Dashiell

Dashiell is an Anglicized form of the old French surname de Chiel, which is of unknown meaning. The de Chiels were French Huguenots who moved to Scotland, then England, then Virginia and finally Maryland. The name changed from de Chiel to Da Chiell, to Da Shiell, to Dashiell. The name came into use as a first name because of famous American author Samuel Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961), who published under the name Dashiell Hammett. Dashiel was his mother's surname; her family lived in Maryland.

Famous real-life people named Dashiell

Dashiell Hammett, an American writer
Dashiell Upton, son of actress Cate Blanchett and writer Andrew Upton

Dashiell in song, story & screen

Pixar's "The Incredibles" speedy young superhero Dashiell Robert "Dash" Parr

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