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This eMedTV Web page highlights information about the name Dylan. This may include information about variations, and meaning.

Dylan is also a girl name. Click here for information on the girl name Dylan.

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Meanings and Variations

Dylan is from Old Welsh meaning From the sea.
Alternates for Dylan include: Dilan, Dill, Dlllle, and Dilly
See Also: Dillon
Dylan is associated with these categories: Popular
Famous Children Named Dylan
Given name: Dylan Michael
Father: Michael Douglas, Actor
Mother: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Actress
Given name: Dylan Thomas
Father: Pierce Brosnan, Actor
Mother: Keeley Shaye Smith, American Journalist
Given name: Dylan Jagger
Father: Tommy Lee, Musician
Mother: Pamela Anderson, Actress
Given name: Dylan Thomas
Father: Tommy Andrews, Guitarist
Mother: Stephanie Seymour, Model

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