Son Of The Sea

Dylan Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \d(y)-lan\
Number in U.S 👶 391,000
Rate in 2021 51
Numerology 🔢 2
Name origin 🌍 Welsh

What is meaning of name Dylan?

Do you like the male name Dylan? It is a very pretty name of Anglo-Saxon origin, very uncommon even in Spanish-speaking countries.
Keep reading this MyCuteName article if you want to know the meaning of the name Dylan in detail, as well as its origin, etymology, personality, variations, popularity, etc. Dylan is a boy's name.

What does Dylan mean?
Dylan means "son of the waves" or "son of the sea".

Origin of the name Dylan
The origin of the name Dylan is Anglo-Saxon. Specifically, it comes from the Welsh "dy" which means big and "llanw" which means tide or wave.

Diminutives and variations of the name Dylan
El nombre Dylan it does not have diminutives and although it does not have many variations, in English, we can find Dillan or Dillon.

Personality of the name Dylan
Dylan is a very sociable man, with great friends, very creative and original. He is always acquiring new knowledge, he likes to constantly learn both in his personal and professional life, have good ideas and undertake new projects.

Numerology of the name Dylan
According to Numerology, the number associated with Dylan's name is 2.

Additional description of the name Dylan

Dylan : Meaning, Origin and Popularity

The name Dylan meanings and origins

Dylan is a Welsh boy name wich means “son of the sea” or “born from the ocean.” Dylan is derived from the Welsh words “dy”, which means great, and “llanw”, which means flow. although Dylan is a common boy names in Welsh but it's also a common surname too.

The name “ Dylan “ is a name that has been used all around the English speaking countries

The meaning of this name can be “ Son of the sea “. This name is a combination of “ Dy + Llanw “.

Popularity of the name Dylan

The name “ Dylan “ is one of the most popular names. This name is the 90th most popular baby’s name in Hawaii based on the data by reliable American resources in the year 1986.

For instance, imagine that only about 16 newborn babies have the same first name as your baby in the year 1986 in Hawaii. A total of about 1867 newborn babies also bear the same first name as your baby’s name in the year 1986. From the year 1880 to the year 2018, the highest recorded use of this name was related to the year  2001 with a total of about 16500 newborn babies.

Since the year 1880 up to the year 2018, the given name was recorded about 383000 times in the SSA public database. 

The name appeared in the year 1953 for the first time on the popularity charts. The name was given to about six newborn babies at that time. This name became a popular choice in the year 1990 with a rank of 83 nationwide and was registered about 4500 times as a boy’s name. The name “ Dylan “ became a popular boy’s name in the state of North Dakota in the year 1999. It ranked 2 with near 71 newborn babies. The all time high record for this name was related to the year 2004 in the state of California with about 1800 newborn baby boys.

This name is a consistent top ranking name in the state of Colorado for about 35 consecutive years, ( from the year 1981 to the year 2018 ). For the past 20 years the given name was recorded 255500 times in the SSA public database.

Personality of the name Dylan

Here we have the letter analysis of the name “ Dylan “

D is for dashing, the romantic you!

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

N is for nice, need I say more?

If you are considering a nickname for your baby named “ Dylan “, you can select the reversed form of this name as well.


Famous people named Dylan

Dylan Ainsworth who is a Canadian football player

Dylan Alcott who is an Australian basketball player

Dylan Arnold who is an American actor

Dylan Axelrod who is an American professional baseball player

Dylan Baker who is an American actor


Names with the letter D

David, Daksha, Daniel and Dany



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Comments on the name Dylan
10/16/2022 3:15:38 PM

My friends nephew is called Dylyn and i believe it was the proper way to spell the name, seems as its Welsh =D But i also love the name 'Dylan'/'Dilyn' however it is spelt

10/13/2022 4:08:22 PM

When I found out Dylan means "son of the sea", I was so happy. I picked this name because of Drew Barrymore's character in Charlie's Angels. I fell in love with the name instantly. The ocean means alot to me; it's a symbol of my happy childhood. It's almost as if it was fate. I had unknowingly picked a name that ended up having a very deep meaning to me. My son is definitely a Dylan. Dylan James just flows so beautifully.

9/4/2021 7:12:18 PM

I have a cousin named Dylan. He is sooooo cute! He will be a real girl catcher for sure once he's older!

7/29/2021 11:18:54 PM

I named my son Dylan Thomas and it wasnt after any one. i liked the name Dylan and the Thomas was after his dad, then i found out about the famous Dylan Thomas, who would have ever known.


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Frequently asked questions

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Dylan?
The origin of the name Dylan is Welsh.
*️⃣ How many people are named Dylan?
Almost 391000 people are named Dylan.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Dylan?
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