Gender: Female Pronunciation: DILL-is Meaning of Dilys: "genuine, steadfast, true" Origin of Dilys: Welsh

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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dilyslover95 Says:


I love Dilys! I have known but one Dilys in my life and have always wanted to know where it came from. Thank you for answering my question!!

paulapuddephatt Says:


I don't think everyone would agree, but I find it kind of cute. I would love to meet a little girl called Dilys.

danirose01 Says:


Kinda love this

paulapuddephatt Says:


I haven't heard this name in use for a long time, but I do love many vintage names. It might grow on me.

Catastroffy Says:


Very nice, very interesting.

orphanedhanyou Says:


Pro: the English folk song Lavender Blue
Con: Dilly Dally