Gender: Female Meaning of Dylan: "son of the sea" Origin of Dylan: Welsh Dylan's Popularity in 2019: #437

Dylan Origin and Meaning

The name Dylan is a girl's name of Welsh origin meaning "son of the sea".

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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Rank in US: #437

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Pop Culture References for the name Dylan

Dyllon, Dyllen, Dylon, Dylin, Dylen, Dylynn, Dyllan, Dylann


TechnoKitten Says:


Handsome for a boy,disgusting for a girl,It just doesn't fit for girls IMO

sELEAr Says:


I don't know why, I just love this for a girl! I have known my share of male Dylans, and they are honestly not my favorite people, but I still would name a girl this.

Leah_ Says:


I really dislike this name in a boy and I HATE it for a girl. It's honestly one of the ugliest names I've ever heard.

clairels Says:


This name is so over for boys, but for girls, it still sounds fresh...funny how that works.

athenamay24 Says:


I knew a girl named Dylan. She was pretty much what you'd expect from a female Dylan: spunky, girly, and original. I don't think I'd ever use it, though.

actingfun Says:


I'm surprised to see so much positive feedback on this name! It is one of my favorite girls' names, and it usually doesn't get that.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I have a girl cousin named Dylan, but weirdly enough, I much prefer it on a boy.

Loveislife23 Says:


Due to personal reasons I would never use Dylan on a boy, but once I saw it being used on girls by a couple of celebrities I'm definitely seeing the appeal. It would be a rather controversial thing to do in my country, but who knows? I actually like the idea of a girl named Dylan. Very strong and distinctive yet quirky.

indiefendi2 Says:


You know what, I find Dylan on a girl to be hauntingly beautiful and evocative for many different reasons. And especially that it's 1258% less popular that it's male twin. I adore it.

Lorren Says:


I named my daughter Dylan and I believe her name fits well. She is an ACTIVE, blonde, spunky 6 year old that loves art and wants to be a lead singer of a band when she grows up.

Catastroffy Says:


I like Dylan for a boy. For a girl it is...eek. Besides, the meaning is "son of the sea", not "daughter of the sea".

Scootamew Says:


My guilty pleasure for female names, since I really don't like it on males.

ldougie Says:


This is my favorite name for a girl!

Guest Says:


I really do much prefer Dylan on a girl rather than a boy but my mom says "no you're not gonna name my granddaughter that" hahahah she thinks it's too 80s but I really love it. I think it's so cool and tomboyish. xP

MaryKathryn Says:


I would never use a unisex name on my daughter, but for this name I would make an exception. I think there is something so beautiful about the name Dylan on a girl.

sophiesilly Says:


I really like some of these unisex names. Dylan seems to remind me of a spunky girl that loves art. I don't particularly like it on a boy, but I would name my daughter Dylan if I was given a select list of names (It also would make an outstanding middle name).

_Liesl_ Says:


I don't like it as a boys name... So... On a girl, I almost hate it.

raevynstar Says:


I've decided it's good on girls AND boys.