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Gender: M Meaning of Dylan: "son of the sea" Origin of Dylan: Welsh Dylan's Popularity in 2016: #32

Dylan still feels poetic and romantic after years of popularity. A Welsh name tied to the sea, Dylan was a legendary sea god who prompted all the waters of Britain and Ireland to weep when he died. The name came to prominence via the great Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, whose name Bob Dylan adopted in tribute. It's still within the Top 35, so if you choose it, be aware that yours may not be the only Dylan in his class.

Several celebrities have sons named Dylan, including Welsh-born Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas, Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds and Nadia Comaneci.

Dillon is another popular spelling.

Famous People Named Dylan

Dylan Marlais Thomas, Welsh poet and writer
Mark Anthony "Dylan" McDermott, American actor
Dylan Davis Haines Axelrod, American baseball player
Dylan O'Brien, American actor
Dylan Thomas Sprouse, American actor; ; twin brother Cole Mitchell Sprouse
Dylan Baker, American actor
Charles "Dylan" Walsh, American actor
Dylan Saunders, American actor
Dylan Clark Marshall, American actor
Dylan Muse Sprayberry, American actor
Dylan William Moran, Irish comedian
Bob Dylan, American singer-songwriter
Dylan Lee Howe, English drummer; son of guitarist Steve Howe of Yes
Dylan Walters (b. 1969), son of actress Jacki Weaver and John Walters
Dylan Bridges (b. 1984), son of actor Beau Bridges
Dylan Thomas Andrews (b. 1990), son of model Stephanie Seymour and Tommy Andrews
Dylan Bauer (b. 1990), son of actor Steven Bauer
Dylan MacDonald (b. 1993), son of comedian Norm MacDonald
Dylan Lee (b. 1997), son of singer Tommy Lee and model/actress Pamela Anderson
Dylan Thomas Brosnan (b. 1997), son of actor Pierce Brosnan
Dylan Vivian (b. 1997), son of actress Jane Horrocks and playwright Nick Vivian
Dylan Thomas Jefferson Swansea Siegel (b. 1998), son of TV movie critic Joel Siegel
Dylan Michael Douglas (b. 2000), son of actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones
Dylan Joseph Young (b. 2000), son of actress Finola Hughes and Russell Young
Dylan James Osmond, son of Jeremy Osmond; grandson of singer Donny Osmond
Dylan Bijkerk (b. 2002), son of Dutch singer Waylon
Dylan Jennings (b. 2002), son of Jeopardy! champ Ken Jennings
Dylan Rafferty Brown (b. 2003), son of actor Ryan Brown
Dylan Paul Conner (b. 2006), son of gymnasts Nadia Comaneci and Bart Conner
Dylan Matthew Odmark (adopted 2007), son of singer Matt Odmark of Jars of Clay
Dylan Christopher Marshall (b. 2008), son of actress Tracey Gold and Roby Marshall
Dylan William Martin (b. 2009), son of TV presenter Paul Martin
Dylan Waters (b. 2009), son of actress Emily Watson and Jack Waters
Dylan Jay DeMarcus (b. 2012), son of musician Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts and beauty queen Allison Alderson
Dylan Rodgers (b. 2014), son of TV anchor Diana Perez and Ducis
Dylan Minnette, American actor

Pop Culture References for the name Dylan

Dylan ail Don, Welsh mythological figure
Dylan, a character in the Maximum Ride books by James Patterson
Dylan McKay, character on TV's "Beverly Hills: 90210"
Dylan Prescott "Dil" Pickles, character on animated series "Rugrats"
Dylan McAvoy, character on American soap opera "Young and the Restless"
Dylan Griffin, Brian's human son on TV's "Family's Guy"
"Dylan Dog," Italian horror comic and its main character
Dylan Rhodes, character in the movie "Now You See Me 2"

Dillon, Dillen, Dillan, Dyllan, Dylon, Dylonn, Dylun, Dylen