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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)
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