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Dylan

In Welsh mythology Dylan was the god of the sea, so if you’re water-lovers, this name may be perfect for you. While it’s always experienced modest popularity, it got a huge boost in the early 90s with the advent of a certain little show called Beverly Hills, 90210 and its resident bad-boy, Dylan McKay. No longer just a boys’ name, there has recently been a rise in females named Dylan. Boy or girl, it still sounds cool.

Origin

Nicknames

Dillie

Syllables

2

International Variations

Dillie

Alternate Spellings

Dilan

Famous Namesakes

Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, Musician Bob Dylan, Actor Dylan McDermott

Celebrity Babies

Son of Sean Penn and Robin Wright, Son of Stephanie Seymour, Son of Pierce Brosnan, Son of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, Son of Joan Cusack, Son of Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Son of Kenneth Edmonds, Daughter of Chris Bosh