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Dylan Meaning


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 meaning "tide".

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.

Dylan Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 398 in baby name popularity for girls with 771 occurrences. It ranked 31 in baby name popularity for boys with 8,549 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 353 in baby name popularity for girls with 892 occurrences. It ranked 29 in baby name popularity for boys with 9,295 occurrences.

Want to see how Dylan sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Dylan Name Popularity Page.

Dylan Related Names

Variants of the name Dylan include Dillan, Dillon, Dylana, Dylann, Dyllan, Dyllen, Dyllion, Dyllon, Dyllyn, Dylon.

Dylan has the diminutive (nickname) Dyl.

Famous Dylans

  • Dylan McDermott ~ Actor
  • Dylan O'Brien ~ Actor
  • Dylan Thomas ~ Writer

Dylan Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Dylan.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Dylan 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.