Dylan

Dylan - A very unique female name



  Aug 23,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Dylan, meaning son of the sea, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1984 on position #3405. 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 girl name Dylan was given to 553 baby girls in 2012, ranking #511 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,556 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Dylan peaked in popularity 15 years ago in 2004 on position 473.



Famous with this name

Dylan Bruno
Dylan Goss
Dylan O'Brien


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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 District of Columbia at position #225 - and is the least popular in Alabama at position #862.

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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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.

Delaney / Delma / Delanie / Delana / Delaine / Delainey / Daylin / Delany / Dalene / Delmy /

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
2012511
2011494
2010587
2009579
2008534
2007702
2006758
2005617
2004473
2003497
2002924
20011085
20001568
19991378
19981164
19971089
19961199
19951121
19941032
1993835
19921203
19911614
19901988
19891975
19882293
19872845
19862500
19853106
19843405

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia225
Maryland315
Oklahoma335
Massachusetts360
New York366
Colorado387
Minnesota392
Connecticut413
New Jersey436
Washington447
California458
Arizona464
Georgia472
Nebraska477
Texas480
North Carolina513
Pennsylvania518
Kansas520
Arkansas537
Virginia563
Ohio572
Illinois604
Louisiana610
Tennessee623
Oregon640
Florida643
Michigan650
Missouri653
Utah698
Indiana735
Alabama862

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 very unique female 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
2004
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Dylan
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 2,556
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1984
2012 births +553

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