Dylan Name Meaning & Origin

Dylan

Pronunciation: DI-lin (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.”

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Nicknames for Dylan

Dillie, Dill, Laney, Dill Pickle, Dylana, Lannie, Dy

Meanings and history of the name Dylan

Son of the Sea, born from Waves

Famous real-life people named Dylan

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

"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.
a baby girl is named Dylan in the movie Children Of Men

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