Dylan - boys name

Dylan name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 99%

Dylan name meaning:

The name Dylan is of Welsh origin and holds a rich literary and historical background. It is derived from the Welsh word "dylad," which translates to "sea" or "ocean." In Welsh mythology, Dylan was the son of Arianrhod and a figure associated with the sea, known for his beauty, strength, and connection to nature. This connection to the sea also gives the name connotations of freedom, depth, and tranquility.

In modern times, the name Dylan gained popularity due to its association with the renowned Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. Thomas was known for his powerful and evocative poetry, often exploring themes of love, nature, and mortality. The name Dylan has since become synonymous with creativity, intellect, and a deep appreciation for the arts.

Overall, the name Dylan carries a sense of mystique and adventure, symbolizing the vastness and beauty of the sea and the boundless possibilities that lie ahead. It is a name that reflects strength, beauty, and a connection to both nature and art, making it an excellent choice for parents seeking a name with depth and significance.

Origin: Welsh



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Overall UK ranking: 57 out of 4789

1099 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Wales (27)
  • England (58)
  • Scotland (83)

Historical popularity of Dylan

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