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Gender: Female Meaning of Dylan: "son of the sea" Origin of Dylan: Welsh Dylan's Popularity in 2017: #353

The name Dylan is a girl's name of Welsh origin meaning "son of the sea". Dylan is ranked #353 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Poet Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Dylan

Dylan Lauren, American businesswoman; daughter of designer Ralph Lauren
Dylan Gonzalez, American college basketball player, twin of sister Dakota Gonzalez
Dylan Gelula, American actress
Dylan Phoenix, American adult film actress; daughter of actress Ryan Conner
Dylan O'Sullivan "Malone" Farrow, daughter of actress Mia Farrow
Dylan Frances Penn, daughter 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 Weller, daughter 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

Pop Culture References for the name Dylan

Dylan, the rabbit in The Magic Roundabout
Dylan, Drew Barrymore's character in Charlie's Angels
Dylan, Disney character from Geek Charming movie
Dylan Marvil, character 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 Carter, character in the book "She is One of the Boys" by E.M. Molleja

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