"genuine, steadfast, true"

Dilys Origin and Meaning

The name Dilys is a girl's name of Welsh origin meaning "genuine, steadfast, true".

Common in Wales, but would really stand out here. One of the middle names of Stella McCartney's daughter Reiley; Dilys Powell was a well-known British film critic, Professor Dilys Derwent a Harry Potter character., a witch who worked as a Healer at St. Mungo's Hospital, and was a celebrated Headmistress of Hogwarts School..

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Famous People Named Dilys

  • (Elizabeth) Dilys PowellEnglish journalist and film critic
  • Dilys Bennett LaingAnglo,American poet
  • Dilys LayeEnglish actress
  • Dilys ElwynEdwards, Welsh composer
  • Dilys HamlettEnglish actress
  • Dilys BreeseWelsh ornithologist and TV producer
  • Dilys WatlingEnglish actress
  • Dilys RoseScottish poet and fiction writer
  • Reiley Dilys Stella Willis (b. 2010)daughter of designer Stella McCartney and Alasdhair Willis

Dilys in Pop Culture

  • Dilys Pritchardmurder victim in Richard Llewellyn's 1939 novel "How Green Was My Valley"
  • Dilyscharacter in Barbara Cartland's book "Love Climbs In"
  • Dilys Derwentformer headmistress of Hogwarts in "Harry Potter"