Dylan

Dylan - A popular male name



  Sep 23,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Dylan, meaning son of the sea, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1958 on position #1636. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Dylan and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Dylan? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Dylan. The baby boy name Dylan was given to 9,920 baby boys in 2012, ranking #31 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 165 baby boys were given this name - making this a popular male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Dylan peaked in popularity 15 years ago in 2003 on position 19.



Famous with this name

Dylan Kingwell
Dylan Gelula
Dylan Wang


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Dylan is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Dylan is currently topping the baby name charts in New Jersey at position #13 - and is the least popular in West Virginia at position #81.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Dylan is where you live.


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  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Dylan is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little Dylan goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 2 other boys in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Dylan origin and meaning

Dylan is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means son of the sea. To see famous people named Dylan, pop culture references for the name Dylan and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Dylan

We've found the following names that sound similar to Dylan, sorted by popularity.

Dillon / Dillan / Dallin / Dylon / Dillion / Delano / Dyllan / Dilan / Daylon / Daylen /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201231
201133
201031
200930
200831
200729
200626
200524
200419
200319
200223
200121
200024
199923
199825
199730
199633
199534
199432
199332
199228
199146
199083
1989115
1988137
1987141
1986149
1985187
1984228
1983264
1982290
1981281
1980263
1979310
1978348
1977348
1976395
1975370
1974409
1973474
1972461
1971519
1970470
1969515
1968729
1967873
19661018
19651091
19641233
19631400
19611650
19601493
19581636

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Jersey13
New York16
District of Columbia18
Florida22
New Hampshire22
Nevada26
California26
Maryland29
Hawaii32
Massachusetts32
Oregon32
Georgia33
Illinois33
New Mexico33
Arizona35
Colorado35
Virginia36
Connecticut36
Texas38
Utah39
Michigan39
Pennsylvania39
Rhode Island42
North Carolina42
Washington43
Mississippi44
Minnesota45
South Dakota50
Louisiana51
Wyoming51
South Carolina52
Idaho54
Delaware55
Montana55
Kansas56
Wisconsin57
Arkansas57
Missouri58
Indiana58
Ohio59
Alabama60
Oklahoma60
Maine60
Tennessee61
Vermont61
Iowa65
Kentucky67
Alaska73
Nebraska77
North Dakota80
West Virginia81

Even more about Dylan


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Dylan a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a popular male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Dylan?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2003
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Dylan
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 165
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1958
2012 births +9,920

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