Dylan (name)

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Pronunciation /ˈdɪlən/
Welsh: [ˈdəlan]
Gender Unisex
Word/Name Welsh
Meaning Great tide
Other names
Related names Dillon, Dyllan, Dilon, Dylen, Dilen, Dyllon, Dhillon

Dylan is a Welsh male given name. It is derived from the word llanw, meaning "tide" or "flow" and the intensifying prefix dy-.[1][2] It is usually a given name in Wales and was the most popular Welsh name given to babies in Wales in 2010.[3]

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  1. ^ Mike Campbell. "Dylan". Behind the Name: the etymology and history of first names. Retrieved 26 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru. difethedig–ffrwythog. University of Wales. 2006. p. 2202. 
  3. ^ "Boys Name Dylan". Retrieved 8 April 2012.