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Gender: Male Pronunciation: DASH-el Origin of Dashiell: Anglicization of French surname de Chiel, meaning unknown

The name Dashiell is a boy's name of Scottish origin. Dashiell and is often added to lists like Hipster Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

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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 Howell, actor and son of actor C. Thomas Howell
Dashiell Hammett, American novelist
Dashiell "Dash" Snow, American artist
Dashiell "Dash" Mihok, American actor
Dashiell "Dash" Furnier, son of singer Alice Cooper
Dashiell John Upton, son of actress Cate Blanchett
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 Clunie-Singer (b. 2015), son of Bryan Singer and Michelle Clunie
Dashiel Edon Anderson (b. 2015), daughter of actress Milla Jovovich and Paul Anderson

Pop Culture References for the name Dashiell

Dashiell "Dash" Parr, character in The Incredibles
Dashiell R. Faireborn "Flint", from G.I. Joe
Dashiell, character on "Sabrina the Teenage Witch"
Dashiell "Dash", from Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Dashiell "Dash" Gardiner, character from "Witches of East End"