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Girl Name: Dilys

Name: Dilys
Pronunciation: \d(i)-lys, dil-ys\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: perfect; true, reliable
Origin: Welsh
Related Names: Nerys
Sounds Like: Delyse, Delis
Variant forms: Dillys, Dylis, Dyllis, Dylyd


Dilys \d(i)-lys, dil-ys\ as a girl's name is pronounced de-LEES. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Dilys is "perfect; true, reliable". Dates from the mid-19th century.

Dilys has 4 variant forms: Dillys, Dylis, Dyllis and Dylyd.

For more information, see also the related name Nerys.

Baby names that sound like Dilys are Delyse and Delis.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Dilys.


Dilys is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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