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Meaning and name origin

Dylan \d(y)-lan\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Dylan), is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Dylan is "born from waves". Dylan is a variant of Dylana (Welsh): use of Dylan tends to be a tribute to the poet Dylan Thomas.

There are 2 masculine forms of Dylan: Dillon and Taylan.


Dylan has 4 variant forms: Dillan, Dillon, Dylane, Dyllan.


Dylan is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Dylan for girls. Dylan reached its highest rank of #394 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dylan name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Dylan is also pronounced similarly to Delane and Delyn. Other suggested similar baby names are Delana, Delany and Dyan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dylan.