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Meaning

The name Dylan has the following meaning:

Son of the sea.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.

Popularity

As a baby boy name, Dylan is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 22 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Dylan rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 2 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 29 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Dylan in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics

Pronunciation

The name Dylan is pronounced as dil-en

Origins

Dylan originates from the Welsh language.

See other suggested Welsh baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Dylan and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Dylan: Boys - Aneurin, Arvel, Caden, Cedric, Evan, Gavin, Hywel, Llewellyn, Llewelyn, Lloyd, Maddox, Girls - Rhiannon, Both genders - Gladys

Variants

Popular Variants for the name Dylan: Dylen, Dylin, Dyllan (Welsh), Dyllen, Dyllin, Dyllon, Dyllun, Dyllyn, Dylon, Dylun, Dylyn

Nicknames

Common nicknames for the name Dylan are: Dyll

Style

We think the name Dylan should fall under the following style category: Celtic.

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Impression

Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Dylan to be: A sensitive and talented person

In one word, you might describe Dylan as a(n) "talented" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Dylan (or its variants) are:

Bob Dylan, born on 24 May, a famous actor. Bob Dylan's background: Born in 1941. He was born Robert Allen Zimmerman in Duluth, Minnesoto. One of his firststage names was Elston Gunn, and his first band was called the Golden Chords. Dylan himself says that his name comes not, as is often suggested, from Dylan Thomas, but from his Uncle Dillon.

Dylan McDermott, born on 26 October, a famous actor. Dylan McDermott's background: An American actor, known for his role as lawyer and law firm head Bobby Donnell on the former television legal drama The Practice.

Dylan Thomas, born on 27 October, a famous poet. Dylan Thomas's background: A Welsh poet. He is regarded by many as one of the 20th century's most influential poets.
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