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Gender: M Pronunciation: DASH-el Origin of Dashiell: Anglicization of French surname de Chiel, meaning unknown

Dashiell, though missing from many other name sources, is among the hottest new names, chosen by such celebs as Cate Blanchett and author Helen (Bridget Jones) Fielding. With its great dash and panache, Dashiell is associated with detective writer Dashiell Hammett (born Samuel, as in Sam Spade, Dashiell being his mother's maiden name). Alice Cooper was ahead of the game: He named his son Dashiell in 1985.

And Dash is such a dashing nickname.

Famous People Named Dashiell

Dashiell Hammett, American author
Dashiell "Dash" Snow, American artist
Dashiell "Dash" Mihok, American actor

Pop Culture References for the name Dashiell

Dashiell Robert "Dash" Parr, from Disney Pixar's The Incredibles
Dashiell R. Faireborn "Flint", from G.I. Joe
Dashiell, from the TV series "Sabrina the Teenage Witch"
Dashiell "Dash", character from Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Dashiell "Dash" Gardiner, character from the TV series "Witches of East End"
Dashiell Max Robert Weinstein, (b. 2013) son of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and fashion designer Georgina Chapman (named after Dashiell Hammett)
Dashiell Orson, son of actor Jason Priestley
Dashiell Ford Warren (b. 2013), son of Autumn Reeser
Dashiell John Upton, son of Australian actress Cate Blanchett
Dashiell Julius William Clunie-Singer (b.2015), son of Bryan Singer and Michelle Clunie
Dashiel Edon Anderson, daughter of Milla Jovovich and Paul Anderson