"son of the sea"

Dylan Origin and Meaning

The name Dylan is a girl's name of Welsh origin meaning "son of the sea".

Boys' favorite retains more of its poetic, windswept quality when used for a girl, as Robin Wright and Sean Penn did. Alyssa Milano gave her daughter Elizabella Dylan as a middle name.

# 648 in the US

Dylan Rank in US Top 1000

# 1217 on Nameberry

Dylan Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Dylan Popularity

Famous People Named Dylan

  • Dylan LaurenAmerican businesswoman; daughter of designer Ralph Lauren
  • Dylan GonzalezAmerican college basketball player, twin of sister Dakota Gonzalez
  • Dylan GelulaAmerican actress
  • Dylan PhoenixAmerican adult film actress; daughter of actress Ryan Conner
  • Dylan O'Sullivan "Malone" Farrowdaughter of actress Mia Farrow
  • Dylan Frances Penndaughter of actors Robin Wright and Sean Penn
  • Dylan Vivienne Clark (b. 2011)daughter of model Kristy Hinze and James Clark
  • Dylan Skye Bosh (b. 2013)daughter of basketball player Chris Bosh
  • Dylan River Nichols (b. 2013)daughter of singer Joe Nichols
  • Dylan Wilde Ligterwood (b. 2015)daughter of singer Brooke Fraser and Scott Ligterwood
  • Dylan Wellerdaughter of singer Paul Weller of The Jam
  • Dylan Noelle Poindexter (b. 2016)daughter of TV personality Camilla Poindexter of "Bad Girls Club"
  • Zoë Dylan Nicholas (b. 2016)daughter of actor Thomas Ian Nicholas and DJ Colette

Dylan in Pop Culture

  • Dylanthe rabbit in The Magic Roundabout
  • DylanDrew Barrymore's character in Charlie's Angels
  • DylanDisney character from Geek Charming movie
  • Dylan Marvilcharacter from The Clique book series
  • Dylan Marie Dreyer is an American television meteorologist working for NBC News.
  • Dylan Dimeo played by Kyla Kenedy on tv show Speechless
  • Dylan Cartercharacter in the book "She is One of the Boys" by E.M. Molleja

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