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Dylan Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Dylan is of Welsh origin.

The meaning of Dylan is "son of the sea".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 394  in baby name popularity for girls with 822 occurrences.  It ranked 29 in popular baby names for boys with 10350 occurrences. 

View the Dylan Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Dylan has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Dylan to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Dylan include Dillan, Dillon.

The names Dylana, Dylann, Dyllan, Dyllen, Dyllion, Dyllon, Dyllyn, Dylon are all forms of Dylan.

Dylan has the diminutive (nickname) Dyl.

Other Tidbits

Dylan falls into the water name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Dylan Thomas, Dylan McDermott.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Dylan in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Dylan.

Just for fun, see the name Dylan in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Dylan in Nautical Flags page.

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Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

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