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Gender: Male Pronunciation: DASH-el Origin of Dashiell: 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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Dashiell Says:

2017-08-27T06:21:47

I think that yula is just so much smarter

Dashiell Says:

2017-08-27T06:19:12

You're a legend but I guess it's because your just smarter than the rest of us.

Dashiell Says:

2017-08-27T06:14:51

Ur name is was worse Theodora sounds like a stripper name

deusvult Says:

2017-08-23T05:03:47

Why anyone would name a kid this is beyond me. But hey, if you like it, congratulations.

-EagleEyes- Says:

2017-08-20T21:28:31

What a great sibset- Truett and Dashiell go so well together!

Sylviefleur Says:

2017-08-20T20:53:04

My dog for 20 years was named Dash, so that nickname will probably always sound like an animal to me.

Sylviefleur Says:

2017-08-20T20:51:30

"I guess I'm just smarter" -- I don't enjoy picking fights on the internet but you sound like you're in middle school & extremely insecure by the way you're obsessively defending a name to every person who comments negatively. People have different opinions about EVERYTHING in life and if it offends you to the point that you're calling people "asswipe" and "cocksucker" over their opinion of a BABY NAME it seems like you honestly need emotional therapy.

MonikerWanderer Says:

2017-08-02T15:05:42

Wow, someone needs to get off their high horse. Fine if you like it, but I still think it is tacky. It still looks like a name someone made up to get the cool nickname Dash. It is a real name, but you can't say the nickname hasn't been the main reason this name is jumping in popularity. I know all names are made up, but some have a lot more history and meaning behind them.

yula77 Says:

2017-07-14T02:45:22

So you do realize all names are "made up," as all words are just phonemes. All words in all languages are just sounds put together we have commonly decided to assign meaning to. That is the basis of language. Some names are just more common and older than others. I love Dashiell. Have had experience with the author since I was young. Never has an issue reading or pronouncing it. I guess I'm just smarter. Read a fucking book, you illiterate twat.

yula77 Says:

2017-07-14T02:44:40

So you do realize all names are "made up," as all words are just phonemes. All words in all languages are just sounds put together we have commonly decided to assign meaning to. That is the basis of language. Some names are just more common and older than others. I love Dashiell. Have has experience with the author since I was young. Never has an issue reading or pronouncing it. I guess I'm just smarter. Cocksucker.

yula77 Says:

2017-07-14T02:44:27

So you do realize all names are "made up," as all words are just phonemes. All words in all languages are just sounds put together we have commonly decided to assign meaning to. That is the basis of language. Some names are just more common and older than others. I love Dashiell. Have has experience with the author since I was young. Never has an issue reading or pronouncing it. I guess I'm just smarter. Asswipe.

yula77 Says:

2017-07-14T02:42:40

So you do realize all names are "made up," as all words are just phonemes. All words in all languages are just sounds put together we have commonly decided to assign meaning to. That is the basis of language. Some names are just more common and older than others. I love Dashiell. Have has experience with the author since I was young. Never has an issue reading or pronouncing it. I guess I'm just smarter.

danirose01 Says:

2017-06-08T01:55:56

I hate made up spellings usually, but is it so wrong that I really want to simplify this to Dashel? It's such a handsome name, but I can't get over the possible mispronunciations he would have to endure.

indiefendi2 Says:

2017-03-26T19:41:15

This name has NEVER been in the Top 1000. Count me in!

MonikerWanderer Says:

2017-03-22T22:09:47

It sounds tacky. I have a feeling it's only popular because of the easy nickname Dash and not for any deep love of the full name.

paulapuddephatt Says:

2017-02-18T01:36:59

Gorgeous name

paulapuddephatt Says:

2016-11-29T17:48:38

It's growing on me. Dash is cute.

pam Says:

2016-11-17T15:16:23

Neither, but closer to the first as the emphasis is on the first syllable -- like castle or hassle but with an sh sound. Here's an audio:http://forvo.com/word/dashi...

stella2007 Says:

2016-11-06T21:47:18

This is a great strong name for a boy. For my son we only pronounce it as DASH-el because it sounds better and easier to say.

If you are French I guess you can pronounce it another way, but in western and other European countries it sounds very awkward and confusing to pronounce it as Dash-I-Ull or whatever.

For my son it's pronounced DASH-el and Dash as a nickname, so cute! It is easy for everyone to understand and remember.

LV51sfan91 Says:

2016-10-20T05:15:11

Is it said dash-Ull like as$ho$e? Or dash-ell like Michelle? Sorry Nameberry this is too strange.

Fluffykitten101 Says:

2016-08-14T07:37:08

So a name having no meaning and the possibility to be mispronounced is automatically hideous to you? First off, nobody ever sees the meaning so I don't care about it not having one. Having a meaning is a bonus, but not essential. Awkward pronunciation? I admit I thought this was pronounced Dah-shee-elle when I first saw it, but it isn't that awkward. Besides, you can just correct people if they get it wrong and move on.

Cashaz85 Says:

2016-08-05T05:22:57

How do you pronounce your name? I adore the name and read so many peoples opinions on how they believe it should be pronounced, so would love to know how you pronounce it! I'm trying to convince my husband to call our baby this if we have a boy... Are you overall happy with this name, even with almost nobody getting the pronunciation correct?

Jazzy7 Says:

2016-07-28T06:01:35

So cute!!!

Ruby Byler Says:

2016-05-25T14:28:00

This is a very interesting name!! At first I was a little unsure about the name, I had seen it several times, but it never really stood out to me. But now that i have actually gone to the name and have a little more information about it, well the more I look at it the more it appeals to me! I think its Actually kind of a cute name! I am not sure yet if I would use it for a first name but for a middle name it would definitely be cute! Also I actually honestly think it would be cute for a girl because it has that Ell in it, which reminds me in Elle. So if you would give it to your daughter as a first name, which personally if I would give this name to a daughter I would probably give it as a middle name. But if you did give it your daughter as a first name, Ell or Elle would be a cute nickname. If you would give to your son, which again I am not sure yet if I would give it to my son as a first name, I would more so for a boy though then I would for a girl! If you think differently then that is completely fine, I don't mean for any of this to offend any one. Any way if you did give it to your son, Dash would be a cute nickname for him! The thing I love about this name is that it actually goes pretty well with boys and girls, especially with the nick names!!! Overall I definitely think that this is a great name, and I would definitely consider it as a future name for one of my kids!!! : )

EW314 Says:

2016-02-12T12:58:36

LOVE Dash, and Dashiell is slowly growing on me. I'm not wild about the "sheel" sound, but NB has it as "DASH-el", which I much prefer.

I'd consider it purely for Dash, which I think is fantastic but doesn't age all that well on its own. "The Incredibles" is probably DH's and my favourite film (sad but true) and this would be a great nod to that. We also have Violet on our list, partly for the same reason.

Haids1987 Says:

2016-02-01T17:15:25

I know a toddler named Dashiell and he is so cool. His parents call him Dash, which is so adorable.

Michaela Says:

2016-01-02T02:32:57

Kinda sorta hideous in my opinion. a) Pronunciation doesn't fit the letters + b) no meaning + c) awkward pronunciation in general = unlikeable name.

iipostmvh Says:

2015-12-11T10:36:54

This is a very "hot" name, especially amongst berries, I just don't get the appeal. What is it? I will say that I think Dash is both a charming and spunky nickname, Dashiell, I just don't understand. I know it isn't made up and I actually don't dislike invented names, but it sounds very invented to me.

Dashiell J Says:

2015-11-19T03:39:04

I'm glad to see this name is liked by people xD hard to judge whether my name was good as it was always unusual. P.s. If you name your kid Dashiell, it WILL be mispronounced. A lot! My name is butchered on a regular basis so outside of close friends and family, everyone calls me Dash. Just a thing to keep in mind if any of you are soon to be parents.

RoddyThlayli Says:

2015-09-09T14:34:36

I prefer the (incorrect) pronunciation Dash-ee-ell.

DCowan Says:

2015-07-20T14:37:39

We've decided to name our second son Dashiell -- and call him Dash. My husband and I liked a lot of names, but this is the only one we both liked a lot. Unfortunately, both my side and my hubby's side hate it! LOL. But they also didn't like our first son's name -- Truett -- and now they insist they always loved that name too. :) Hopefully it will grow on them the way Truett has!

AldabellaxWulfe Says:

2015-05-24T14:32:45

Knowing how much Nameberry loves to advertise masculine names for girls based on the (misguided) decisions of celebrities, I've taken note of the fact that Mila Jovovich recently gave birth to a baby girl named Dashiel. Wonder how long it'll be before it's given a girl page, and inevitably discouraged for boys.

Edit: Ooh, it's been 2 years and still no girl page. Very surprised by that since it took like... a day after a celebrity gave their daughter the name James before James was given a girl page. Wonder if one of the moderators has a relative with the name Dashiell so they don't want to be advertised as unisex?

headintheclouds Says:

2015-03-04T09:12:11

I'd never heard of Dashiell until I got into the name-loving stage as a preteen, then discovered that Dash from the Incredibles is actually Dashiell, and read The Maltese Falcon a few years later. I fell hard and fast for this name, and I still love it today!

The nickname Dash draws me in, as it probably does with most other people. It just sounds... dashing (ha) and debonair, has that vintage hipster feel to me.

Downside is I think Dashiell is getting more and more popular, and I wouldn't be surprised if it breaks the Top 100 or something by the time I get to having kids. All it takes is just one more key celebrity couple naming their son Dashiell, or a popular character on a new hit TV show or movie, and BOOM. It's already on the verge of that, I feel.

Analia Says:

2015-02-02T04:29:37

Loll it's okay if you don't like a name

csd267 Says:

2015-01-30T18:04:07

I love this name! Mainly for the great nickname Dash.

cyoung325 Says:

2015-01-19T21:55:12

I suppose I'll be the first to say that it sounds rather dashing. It's a rather unique name and I like its quirky cool vibe too.

Analia Says:

2014-10-14T09:14:44

hmm i dont know about this one, i feel like its more of a pet;s name or a breed of dog like a dashiell hound or something

madmaddie Says:

2014-09-26T01:10:09

It’s, um, um...yeah, that’s all I’ve got.

AnonymousPerson Says:

2014-09-10T10:38:40

Twin brother for Dorothy. Dot and Dash.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2014-07-11T22:07:37

I apologise for the above comment. I had no reason to write that, and I will not do such a thing again. Why it says guest is beyond me... I didt it, nI'm sorry.

mckaylalove Says:

2014-04-28T23:52:56

One of my favourite names. I like the soft sounds as opposed to other boys's names and Dashiell fits the bill. Also a really great namesake in Dashiell Hammett.

Guest Says:

2014-04-26T14:21:26

I don't get the appeal of this name. It's really ugly, in my opinion.