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Dylan meaning and name origin

Dylan \d(y)-lan\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Dylan), is pronounced DIL-an, DUL-an. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Dylan is "son of the sea". Mythology: a legendary Welsh hero. Modern use is probably homage to poet Dylan Thomas. Catherine Zeta-Jones, who is Welsh, chose this name for her son with Michael Douglas. Some of the variants are more closely related to the homonym Dillon. Singer Bob Dylan; actor Dylan McDermott.

Dylan has 6 variant forms: Dillan, Dillon, Dyllan, Dyllon, Dylon and Dylonn.

For more information, see also the related name Taylan.

Baby names that sound like Dylan are Dalan, Daylan, Dilan and Dolan.

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Popularity of Dylan

Dylan is a very popular first name for men (#546 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).

Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Dylan compared with its variant forms and related boy baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Dylan only.

Popularity of name Dylan
Popularity of Dylan