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Boy Name: Dylan

Name: Dylan
Pronunciation: \d(y)-lan\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Dylan's also a girl name)
Meaning: son of the sea
Origin: Welsh
Related Names: Taylan
Sounds Like: Dalan, Daylan, Dilan, Dolan
Variant forms: Dillan, Dillon, Dyllan, Dyllon, Dylon, Dylonn
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 546

Description

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.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Dylan.

Popularity

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

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