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Dylan (girl)

What does Dylan mean?

Dylan Pronunciation of Dylan [dy-lan] as a name for girls (also used more generally as boys' name Dylan) has its root in Welsh, and the meaning of Dylan is "born from waves". Dylan is a version of Dylana (Welsh).

Associated with: waves (sea).


Dylan has 4 variants: Dillan, Dillon, Dylane and Dyllan.

2 masculine forms: Dillon and Taylan.

Creative forms:
(female) Dailan, Dylani, ..

(male) Dyley, Dyrah, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dylan Amora (D.A.), ..

How popular is Dylan?

Dylan is a rare given name for females but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#93841 out of 150436, Top 62%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Dylan entered the list in 1990 and reached its peak position of #394 in the U.S. in the year 2014, and is presently at #397. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Dylan is pronounced similarly to Daelyn, Dalene, Daline, Delaine, Delane, Delayne, Delene, Deline, Delyn, Delyne and Dillian. Other suggested similar names are Arlan, Dayla, Dela, Delana, Delany, Devan, Dian, Dila, Dola, Doran, Dowan (see Dawn), Duwan, Dwan, Dyan, Dyana, Dyane, Dyann, Dylis, Dylyd, Dyna, Dynah, Elan, Ellan, Jaylan, Jolan, Kalan, Kaylan, Nolan and Ryan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Dylan.

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