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What does Dilys mean?

Dilys Pronunciation of Dilys [dilys] as a girls' name is pronounced de-LEES. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Dilys is "perfect; true, reliable". Dates from the mid-19th century.

Associated with: perfect (virgin), true, 19th century.


Dilys has 4 variants: Dillys, Dylis, Dyllis and Dylyd.

Affiliated girl name: Nerys.

Creative forms:
(female) Dalys, Dimlys, ..

(male) Dily, Dinis, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dilys Pepper (D.P.), ..

How popular is Dilys?

Dilys is an uncommon given name for women. Dilys is a rare last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Dilys has not made it into the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dilys name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dilys outside U.S.

Similar Names

Dilys is alike in pronunciation to Dalise, Dallas, Dallis, Delis, Delise, Deliz, Dellis and Delyse. Other suggested similar names are Allys, Alys, Arlys, Daly, Dalya, Delya, Delyn, Denys, Dila, Dilla, Dilli, Dinya, Dorys, Eirlys, Fillys (see Phyllis) and Philys. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dilys.

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