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About Dashiell

This eMedTV article provides a detailed overview of the name Dashiell, including its origin and meaning. Census, Australia 2003. The origin of Dashiell is often credited to American author Dashiell Hammett. It is an Anglicized form of his mother's surname De Chiel, which is of unknown meaning.

Meanings and Variations

Alternates for Dashiell include: Dashiel, Dashel, and Dashell
Famous people named Dashiell
Samuel Dashiell Hammett, Author: American author of detective stories and short stories. Notable work includes "The Maltese Falcon", "The Thin Man", and "Red Harvest". Dashiell is considered one of the finest mystery writers of all time.\n\nName orgin is French as the name is an Anglicization of the French De Chiel. The name is pronounced "da-SHEEL", not "DASH-el".
Famous Children Named Dashiell
Given name: Dashiell John
Father: Andrew Upton, Playwright, Screenwriter
Mother: Cate Blanchett, Actress
Given name: Dashiel
Father: Alice Copper, Musician
Mother: Sheryl Goddard, Choreographer

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