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Dylan

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363k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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262
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Dylan mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Dylan

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

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Celtic god of the waves; son of Arianrhod
  2. United States songwriter noted for his protest songs (born in 1941)
Wiktionary

From Welsh mythology; possibly Celtic "son of the sea".

  1. A male given name.
  2. (rare) A surname​.
  3. A female given name

Dylan was also found in the following language(s): French and Welsh

Notable Persons Named Dylan

Dylan Minnette is an actor/musician/singer. He has had major accomplishments since 2005. Dylan was given the name Dylan Christopher Minnette on December 29th, 1996 in Evansville, Indiana.

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Dylan O'Brien is an actor and musician. Dylan was born on August 26th, 1991 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Dylan and Cole Sprouse is an actors. They were most active from 1993 to 2012. Dylan was given the name Cole Mitchell Sprouse on August 4th, 1992 in Arezzo.

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Dylan McDermott is an actor. He has been prominent since 1987. Dylan was given the name Mark Anthony McDermott on October 26th, 1961 in Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S.

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Dylan Thomas was a writer. He holds the title And death shall have no dominion. Dylan was given the name Dylan Marlais Thomas on October 27th, 1914 in Uplands, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales. He left this life on November 9th, 1953.

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Dizzee Rascal is a grime music, hip hop music, uk garage, dance music, electronica, bassline (music genre), hip house, and electronic music musician. He plays Beatboxing, Phonograph, and Vocals. He holds the title Sittin' here. He has had major accomplishments since 2000. Dizzee was given the name Dylan Kwabena Mills on September 18th, 1984 in London, England. Dizzee is also known as Captain Roscoe and Raskit.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Dylan

Bob Dylan is a singer-songwriter, artist, and writer. He holds the title Blowin' in the Wind", The Times They Are a-Changin'", Like a Rolling Stone", Lay Lady Lay", Tangled Up in Blue", Gotta Serve Somebody", Things Have Changed", and The Times they are a Changin'". His ongoing career started in 1959. Bob was given the name Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24th, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota, United States.

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Jakob Dylan is a rock music, american folk music, and americana (music) singer-songwriter. He plays Guitar, Piano, Bass guitar, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1987 to present. Jakob was given the name Jakob Luke Dylan on December 9th, 1969 in New York, New York, U.S.

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Sara Dylan is an actor, model (people), actress, and fashion model. Sara was given the name Shirley Marlin Noznisky on October 25th, 1939 in Wilmington, Delaware.

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Jesse Dylan is a noteworthy person. Jesse was given the name Jesse Byron Dylan on January 6th, 1966 in New York City.

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Whitney Dylan is an actor and actress. She was most active from 1999 to present. Whitney was born on August 16th, 1978 in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.

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Sarah X Dylan is a famed individual. Sarah was born on October 9th, 1980 in United States.

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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 11 0 11
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 709 9 700
1983 799 21 778
1984 989 21 968
1985 1,354 23 1,331
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 4,490 77 4,413 #83 boy name
1991 9,877 116 9,761 #46 boy name
1992 15,223 163 15,060 #28 boy name
1993 12,944 256 12,688 #32 boy name
1994 12,733 207 12,526 #32 boy name
1995 12,261 174 12,087 #34 boy name
1996 12,190 157 12,033 #33 boy name
1997 13,151 183 12,968 #30 boy name
1998 14,714 175 14,539 #25 boy name
1999 16,108 129 15,979 #23 boy name
2000 15,528 128 15,400 #24 boy name
2001 16,693 199 16,494 #21 boy name
2002 15,073 256 14,817 #23 boy name
2003 16,269 572 15,697 #19 boy name
2004 15,465 619 14,846 #19 boy name
2005 14,240 468 13,772 #24 boy name
2006 13,546 380 13,166 #26 boy name
2007 13,229 420 12,809 #29 boy name
2008 12,280 581 11,699 #31 boy name
2009 11,898 545 11,353 #30 boy name
2010 11,017 508 10,509 #31 boy name
2011 10,369 598 9,771 #33 boy name
2012 10,574 593 9,981 #31 boy name
2013 10,715 611 10,104 #28 boy name
2014 11,226 827 10,399 #29 boy name
2015 11,081 814 10,267 #27 boy name
2016 10,494 837 9,657 #32 boy name

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Popularity of Dylan as a first name

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Common last names for Dylan

  • Smith
  • Williams

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dylan U.S.
  White 80.92% 64.26%
  African American 6.11% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.67% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.63% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dylan

People with the last name Dylan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Dylan

  • How Popular is the name Dylan? Dylan is the 185th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Dylan was the 32nd most popular name. As a last name Dylan was the 73,911th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dylan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 362,770 babies born with the first name Dylan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dylan to occupy the country of Bahamas with an estimated population of 353,658 (as of May 3, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dylan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1953 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Dylan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dylan is Saturday, May 28th, 1949.
  • What year had the most people named Dylan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dylan was in 2001 with a total of 16,494 babies. That's a lot of babies named Dylan!
  • Random Dylan Factoid: According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dylan ranks 36th in popularity as a baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, 718 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1996.
  • Weird things about the name Dylan: Your name in reverse order is Nalyd. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Anyld. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dylan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 262 people with the last name Dylan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dylan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dylan as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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