Dylan Name Meaning & Origin

Dylan

Pronunciation: DI-lən (key)

Origin of the name Dylan:

Borrowed from the Welsh, Dylan is a name of uncertain derivation. Some believe it to be from an Old Celtic element meaning “sea.” Var: Dillan, Dillon, Dillyn, Dyllan.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Dillon, Dyllan, Dylon

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Dyl
Dilly/Dylly
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Dilster

Meanings and history of the name Dylan

Dylan is a Welsh male given name meaning; Son of the sea, son of the ocean, born from the ocean.

Famous real-life people named Dylan

Dylan Geick - Instagram Star and Wrestler Love U dylan had to add u-Hailey B
Dylan O'Brien - American actor (Plays Stiles Stilinski on MTV's Teen Wolf.)
Dylan Sprayberry - American actor (Plays Liam on MTV's Teen Wolf.)
Dylan Thomas - Welsh poet
Dylan Moran - Irish comedian
Dylan McDermott - American actor
Dylan Sprouse - American actor (Plays Zack Martin on Disney's The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and The Suite Life on Deck) Twin brother of Cole Sprouse
Dylan Dean -
Dylan Bruno - American actor
Dylan Strome - minor professional ice hockey player (Tuscon Roadrunners)
Dylan Ferguson - major junior ice hockey goalie (Kamloops Blaze)
Dylan Paul Conner (b. 2006), son of Romanian-born former gymnast and five-time Olympic gold medalist Nadia Comăneci and retired American Olympic gymnast Bart Conner
Dylan Christopher Marshall (b. 2008), son of American actress Tracey Gold
Dylan Russell - Youtuber known as YuB and part of the band Thirtyseven

Dylan in song, story & screen

Emotional Dylynn- member of fake boyband Parxbo!s.
Dylan Ail Don, figure in Welsh Mythology.
Dylan named male doll, Groovy Girls
Dylan McKay,a character played by Luke Perry, on the television show 90210.
"Like Dylan in the Movies", a song by Belle and Sebastian
The main character Deryn Sharp goes by "Dylan" when she is pretending to be a boy to join the British Air Service in the book series Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld.
Dylan, character on the show Modern Family

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