Dilys Name Meaning & Origin
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Dil, Dill, Dilly
- Meanings and history of the name Dilys
From Welsh, meaning "true, genuine". Pronounced DILL-iz. The name appears to have been first used by a Welsh couple, William and Jane Davis, for their daughter who was borne in 1857; their choice of name was supposedly inspired by the metrical version of the 23rd Psalm by the Welsh poet Edmwnd Prys.
- Famous real-life people named Dilys
Dilys Hamlett, Scottish actress
Dilys Cadwaladr, Welsh poet
Dilys Craven, Welsh-born Australian pediatrician & World War II veteran
Dilys Grace Edmunds, early 20th century Methodist teacher in India
Dilys Laye, English actress and screenwriter
Dilys Powell, British journalist, author and film critic
Dilys Rose, Scottish poet and fiction writer
Dilys Watling, British actress, best known for her role in "Coronation Street"
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The Dilys Award, presented every year since 1992 by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association to the mystery title of the year. Named for Dilys Winn, who founded the first specialty bookstore of mystery books in the United States.
Dilys "Dilly" Holmes, main character in Mavis Cheek's novel, "The Sex Life of My Aunt"