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Dylan

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Son of the sea
  • #189 All Time
  • #27 in 2015
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How popular is the baby name Dylan in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1953 6 0 6
1954 7 0 7
1955 12 0 12
1956 10 0 10
1957 10 0 10
1958 22 0 22
1959 30 0 30
1960 39 0 39
1961 32 0 32
1962 20 0 20
1963 33 0 33
1964 39 0 39
1965 47 0 47
1966 62 0 62
1967 68 5 63
1968 121 0 121
1969 240 9 231
1970 323 9 314
1971 266 8 258
1972 309 6 303
1973 283 5 278
1974 394 10 384
1975 462 8 454
1976 406 5 401
1977 537 5 532
1978 488 8 480
1979 648 11 637
1980 840 16 824
1981 748 21 727
1982 708 9 699
1983 799 21 778
1984 989 21 968
1985 1,353 23 1,330
1986 1,867 35 1,832
1987 2,034 37 1,997
1988 2,212 55 2,157
1989 2,915 62 2,853
1990 4,491 77 4,414 #83 boy name
1991 9,876 116 9,760 #46 boy name
1992 15,223 163 15,060 #28 boy name
1993 12,942 256 12,686 #32 boy name
1994 12,735 207 12,528 #32 boy name
1995 12,260 174 12,086 #34 boy name
1996 12,190 157 12,033 #33 boy name
1997 13,151 183 12,968 #30 boy name
1998 14,715 175 14,540 #25 boy name
1999 16,106 129 15,977 #23 boy name
2000 15,526 128 15,398 #24 boy name
2001 16,690 199 16,491 #21 boy name
2002 15,073 256 14,817 #23 boy name
2003 16,269 572 15,697 #19 boy name
2004 15,464 619 14,845 #19 boy name
2005 14,240 468 13,772 #24 boy name
2006 13,541 380 13,161 #26 boy name
2007 13,226 420 12,806 #29 boy name
2008 12,276 581 11,695 #31 boy name
2009 11,895 545 11,350 #30 boy name
2010 11,015 508 10,507 #31 boy name
2011 10,363 598 9,765 #33 boy name
2012 10,572 593 9,979 #31 boy name
2013 10,708 611 10,097 #28 boy name
2014 11,220 826 10,394 #29 boy name
2015 11,043 811 10,232 #27 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the Dylan baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 352,189 babies born with the name Dylan in the United States. That's more than enough Dylans to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1953 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Dylan" was in 2001 with a total of 16,491 babies. (That's a lot of baby Dylans)

According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Dylan" ranks #27 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Missouri. Imagine that, 315 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 1996. Across the entire United States a total of 12,190 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Dylan" mean? The list below shows the origins of Dylan as well as things modernly associated with the name Dylan such as celebrities named Dylan.

Welsh

Origin and Meaning of Dylan

The name "Dylan" is of Welsh origin, and it means "Son of the sea". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Dylan Sprouse

Dylan Sprouse is an actors with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1993 to 2012. Dylan was born in 1992 as Cole Mitchell SprouseDylan Thomas Sprouse in Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy.

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Dylan McDermott

Dylan McDermott is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1987 to present. Dylan was born in 1961 as Mark Anthony McDermott in Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S.

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Dylan Moran

Dylan Moran is a comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1992 to present. Dylan was born in 1971 in London, England.

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Dylan Neal

Dylan Neal is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1988 to present. Dylan was born in 1969 in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada.

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Dylan Walsh

Dylan Walsh is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1987 to present. Dylan was born in 1963 as Charles Michael Walsh in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Dylan Baker

Dylan Baker is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1986 to present. Dylan was born in 1959 in Syracuse, New York, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Dylan

Dylan Bundy
Dylan Penn
Dylan Dreyer
Dylan Efron
Dylan O'brien
Dylan Roof
Dylan Sprayberry
Dylan Lauren

Alternative Meanings

D is for discreet, you can keep a secret.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

A is for able, for you surely are.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

Your name in reverse order is "Nalyd". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Dnyal". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Dylan born Jul 23, 1976

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Thailand approximately on 1375. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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