What does Dylan mean?
The name Dylan is of Welsh origin.
The meaning of Dylan is "son of the sea".
Dylan is used as both a boys and girls name.
It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Dy-lan.
The Given Name Dylan
Dylan's meaning probably derives from the character in Welch mythology of the same name, who is a hero of the sea. The name itself is comprised of two Celtic elements dy
meaning "great" and llanw
It is a popular name for both genders but is more popular as a boys name where it has been in the top 100 most popular U.S. boys names since 1990.
Dylan falls into the name categories water, Welsh myth.
Some famous bearers of this name include: Dylan McDermott, Dylan O'Brien, and Dylan Thomas.
In the U.S. in 2017, it ranked 353
in baby name popularity for girls with 890 occurrences. It ranked 29
in baby name popularity for boys with 9,268 occurrences.
In contrast, the year before it ranked 394 in baby name popularity for girls with 840 occurrences. It ranked 32 in baby name popularity for boys with 9,689 occurrences.
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Dylan Related Names
- Dylan McDermott ~ Actor
- Dylan O'Brien ~ Actor
- Dylan Thomas ~ Writer
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Dylan Name Fun
Be creative with the name Dylan.
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