Anglicization of French surname de Chiel, meaning unknown

Dashiell Origin and Meaning

The name Dashiell is a boy's name of Scottish origin.

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.

For those still confused about the pronunciation, it's kind of similar to castle or bashful. And anyone can pronounce Dash, which is such a dashing nickname.

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Famous People Named Dashiell

  • Dashiell EavesAmerican actor
  • (Samuel) Dashiell HammettAmerican novelist
  • Dashiell "Dash" SnowAmerican artist
  • Dashiell Raymond "Dash" MihokAmerican actor
  • Dashiell MessittAmerican child actor; twin of brother Fox Messitt
  • Dashiell "Dash" Furnierson of singer Alice Cooper
  • Dashiell John Uptonson of actress Cate Blanchett
  • Dashiell Howellactor and son of actor C. Thomas Howell
  • Dashiell Gaston Hawkins (b. 2008)son of singer Sophie B. Hawkins
  • Dashiell Orson Priestley (b. 2009)son of actor Jason Priestley
  • Dashiell Max Robert Weinstein(b. 2013) son of fashion designer Georgina Chapman and disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein
  • Dashiell Ford Warren (b. 2013)son of actress Autumn Reeser and Jesse Warren
  • Dashiell Julius William ClunieSinger (b. 2015), son of Bryan Singer and Michelle Clunie
  • Dashiel Edon Anderson (b. 2015)daughter of actress Milla Jovovich and Paul Anderson

Dashiell in Pop Culture

  • Dashiell Robert "Dash" Parrcharacter in The Incredibles
  • Dashiell R. Faireborn aka Flintcharacter in the G.I. Joe series
  • Dashiell Frankmain character in 1999 film "Mr. Jealousy"
  • Dashiellcharacter on "Sabrina the Teenage Witch"
  • Dashiell "Dash"character in Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
  • Dashiell "Dash" Gardinercharacter from "Witches of East End"