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Dylan is a literary-yet-relaxed name with the style of Bob Dylan and Dylan Thomas. But if you want to explore baby boy names that are similar-yet-different, consider these.
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  • Gareth

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    Gareth, the name of a modest and brave knight in King Arthur's court, makes a sensitive, gently appealing choice, used more in its native Wales than anywhere else. The name Gareth first appeared i... Read More 

  • Griffin

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    Griffin is one of the newer and most appealing of the two-syllable Celtic surnames (also the name of a mythological creature, half eagle, half lion). It entered the list in 1983 after an absence of... Read More 

  • Killian

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    Killian--aka Cillian--is a spirited yet resonant Gaelic surname that was borne by several Irish saints and could make a distinctive replacement for the feminized Kelly. Possible downsides: an unsav... Read More 

  • Morgan

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    Morgan, once split evenly between the sexes, is a strong and attractive Welsh favorite, still a common boys' name in Wales-- that has to a large extent gone over to the female side in the U.S., tho... Read More 

  • Owen

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    Owen, a resonant Celtic name, has jumped almost three hundred places in a decade, with every indication it will go higher. Why do so many parents love Owen? It's a classic with a genuine history, ... Read More 

  • Rhys

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    There's Rhys and there's Reese (now more popular for girls) and there's Reece, and we particularly like the traditional Welsh spelling, which has been climbing since it entered the list in 2004, po... Read More 

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