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Dylan Name Meaning and Origin

Dylan Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

son of the sea, great tide

Name Origin


The name Dylan means 'son of the sea' or 'great tide' in Welsh. It is derived from the Welsh elements 'dy' meaning 'great' and 'llanw' meaning 'tide'. In Welsh mythology, Dylan was a sea god who was said to have the power to control the waves.

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Dylan Phonetic Appeal

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Dylan is easy to pronounce with clear syllables and a smooth flow.

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The name Dylan has a strong and balanced rhythm due to its two syllables.

Famous People Named Dylan

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● Dylan O'Brien

Dylan O'Brien is an American actor known for his role in the 'Maze Runner' film series. He has also appeared in the TV series 'Teen Wolf' and has gained popularity for his charismatic on-screen presence.

● Dylan Sprouse

Dylan Sprouse is an American actor and entrepreneur who rose to fame for starring in the Disney Channel series 'The Suite Life of Zack & Cody' alongside his twin brother, Cole Sprouse. He later co-founded a meadery in Brooklyn.

● Dylan McDermott

Dylan McDermott is an American actor known for his roles in TV series such as 'The Practice' and 'American Horror Story'. He has received critical acclaim for his performances and has been nominated for multiple awards.

Dylan Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of Dylan

The name Dylan is generally free from negative cultural associations or characters. However, some may associate it with the musician Bob Dylan, which could be seen as a negative if one does not appreciate his music or persona.

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