Name: Dylan

Origin and Meaning of the Name Dylan

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    (DIL en)
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    English and Welsh speaking countries
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    Of uncertain origin, but its meaning is probably connected to the word for 'sea'. In Welsh mythology Dylan was a god of the sea and the son of Gwyddion and Arianrhod. He was accidentally killed by his uncle, a Smith God called Govannon. The Welsh poet Dylan Thomas is a notable bearer of this name. Though it was his surname, Bob Dylan is often an inspiration for parents using this name/

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