What does Dylan mean?
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.
Related boy name: Taylan.
Dylan has 1 feminine form: Dylana.Kreatif forms: Delan, Dellan. [more]
How popular is Dylan?
Dylan is a very prominent first name for men (#546 out of 1220, Top 45%) and a slightly less prominent surname for all people (#93841 out of 150436, Top 62%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Displayed below is the birth name history of Dylan for boys. Dylan was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #19 in the U.S. in 2004, and is currently at #29. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Dillon (#398 last year), Dilan (#834), Dylon, Dillan and Dyllan are the prominent alternative forms of Dylan (#29 last year). These relations of Dylan were popular as baby names in 1992 (usage of 0.483%) and are somewhat less common today (usage 0.29%, down 40%), with forms like Dylon becoming somewhat outmoded. Dylan is the clear favorite, although Dillon seems to be getting popular too.
Thinking of names?
Dylan▲ is alike in pronunciation to Daelan, Dalan, Dalen, Dallan, Dallen, Dallin▼, Dallon, Dalon, Dalwyn, Dalyn, Daylan, Daylen, Daylin, Daylon, Delaine, Delane, Deleon, Delon, Delwin, Delwyn, Deylin and Dolan. Other suggested similar baby names are Alan▲, Allan▼, Arlan, Aslan, Aydan▼, Ayman, Byran, Calan, Colan, Cyran, Dagan, Daman, Dan▼, Daran, Dayman, Daytan, Dean▲, Declan▲, Delani, Delano▼, Delany, Delman, Devan▼, Doan, Doran, Dowan, Dugan, Duran, Dyson, Eilan, Elan, Felan, Galan, Gyan, Haylan, Hyman▼, Ilan, Jalan, Jaylan▼, Kalan, Kelan, Kylan▲, Kyran, Milan▲, Nolan▲, Orlan, Ryan▲, Rylan▲, Sylvan▼, Tynan, Waylan, Wylan and Wyman. These names tend to be less frequently used than Dylan.