What does Dylan mean?

Definitions for Dylan
ˈdɪl əndy·lan

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Dylan, Bob Dylannoun

    United States songwriter noted for his protest songs (born in 1941)

  2. Dylannoun

    Celtic god of the waves; son of Arianrhod


  1. Dylannoun

    A male given name from Welsh.

  2. Dylannoun

    A surname.

  3. Dylannoun

    A female given name

  4. Etymology: From Welsh mythology; possibly from Celtic for "son of the sea" or "born from the ocean."


  1. dylan

    Dylan is typically used as a masculine given name of Welsh origin. In Welsh mythology, Dylan was a hero associated with the sea, and the name translates to "son of the sea" or "born from the ocean". It gained popularity in the English-speaking world after being used by the renowned poet Dylan Thomas and later by the musician Bob Dylan. It could also refer to various places in the United States, songs, albums, or multimedia characters.


  1. Dylan

    Dylan is a multi-paradigm programming language that includes support for functional and object-oriented programming, and is dynamic and reflective while providing a programming model designed to support efficient machine code generation, including fine-grained control over dynamic and static behaviors. It was created in the early 1990s by a group led by Apple Computer. Dylan derives from Scheme and Common Lisp and adds an integrated object system derived from the Common Lisp Object System. In Dylan, all values are first-class objects. Dylan supports multiple inheritance, polymorphism, multiple dispatch, keyword arguments, object introspection, pattern-based syntax extension macros, and many other advanced features. Programs can express fine-grained control over dynamism, admitting programs that occupy a continuum between dynamic and static programming and supporting evolutionary development. Dylan's main design goal is to be a dynamic language well-suited for developing commercial software. Dylan attempts to address potential performance issues by introducing "natural" limits to the full flexibility of Lisp systems, allowing the compiler to clearly understand compilable units.

Suggested Resources

  1. dylan

    Song lyrics by dylan -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by dylan on the Lyrics.com website.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. DYLAN

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Dylan is ranked #73911 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Dylan surname appeared 262 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Dylan.

    80.9% or 212 total occurrences were White.
    7.6% or 20 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    6.1% or 16 total occurrences were Black.
    2.6% or 7 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dylan in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dylan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Dylan in a Sentence

  1. Sarah DeBoer:

    I turned, and I saw Dylan was the one who turned and shot at me, he didnt know it was me; we were just running out of the auditorium.

  2. Tate Reeves:

    Well, I would tell you that Republican primary voters are going to vote for a conservative, i have a record of returning money back to the taxpayers, of creating jobs, of having the strongest economy in our state's history, of having the lowest unemployment rate in our state's history, of having more people working in our state than any time in our state's history. MISSISSIPPI GOV. TATE REEVES' ECSTATIC' OVER SUPREME COURT ABORTION RULING, SAYS IT'S A' WIN FOR LIFE' Tate Reeves, governor of Mississippi, speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas, Texas, Aug. 5, 2022. ( Dylan Hollingsworth/Bloomberg via Getty Images Hollingsworth/Bloomberg via Getty Images).

  3. Ty Burrell:

    I think there's definitely room for a spin-off, it wouldn't be our family. To me, the most logical one is Mitch and Cam. I don't know any details about that, but I could see a spin-off with them or with Hailey and Dylan for sure. I think it's logical. It wouldn't be a stretch and it wouldn't be inorganic, I don't think.

  4. Cole Sprouse:

    I'm asked all the time if Dylan( his twin brother and co-star on' The Suite Life') and I are going to do a' Suite Life' reboot, and I go,' No, absolutely not,' well Cole Sprouse'll skip the next question.

  5. Alamo Police:

    His life was taken from him for simply doing his job, we will never forget Officer Officer Dylan Harrison and the fact that Officer Dylan Harrison made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure the safety of each one of us.

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