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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Dylan

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Dylan in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Dylan:

  • Records indicate that 310,028 boys in the United States have been named Dylan since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2001, when 16,475 people in the U.S. were given the name Dylan. Those people are now 19 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Dylan

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      31 Positive Comments

  • "My handsome boyfriend's name. 💖💕❤💋" Apr. 3, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "So weird to see another Dylan Cruz on here! Only Cruz is my son's last name so altogether his name is Dylan Sebastian Cruz. I love it. First name his father and I agreed upon and it suits him." Apr. 18, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My new nephew is Dylan Cruz (Cruz being his middle name and given because of Santa Cruz). He is BEAUTIFUL. Of course, I'm not exactly objective, but all the same... ;)" Dec. 30, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Dylan, I was named after Dylan Thomas and Bob Dylan. My entire life though, my name has been pronounce Die-lan. Plus I live in a state, South Carolina, where there is a town named Dillion. So everyone tells me I spell my name wrong, but thats cool, its my name, I'll spell it how I like, the RIGHT" May. 19, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • ""i love the name why did you put your pic up on here?but anyway love the name!pretty pleas right back love me and my best friend sabrina and hope!" Jan. 14, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my name is Dylan and i am proud because it stands for great sea and means influence,sea ocean,flood and tide!no one has said it wrong but it's sometimes misspelled Dillon" Oct. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is Dylan Michael (born 2005). We love the name, but I wish it was a little less popular." Jan. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is actually Dylan James and our surname is Thomas. so he is Dylan Thomas..we chose the name Dylan as its Welsh and my hubby was born in wales (we live in scotland now). we had never heard of dylan thomas until hubbys dad told us about him when i was pregnant but we decided to keep my sons name as dylan as we loved it! people often assume its after bob dylan too, but its not, we just loved the name!!" Dec. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My middle son's name is Dylan. I prefer that spelling over all others, but then again, I prefer traditional spellings over "unique" spellings. The name suits him and there are no other Dylan's in his school...he is 3. It has nothing to do with anyone else with that name, it's a strong name that just sounds good." Jun. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I Named My Son Dylan Matthew So It Means Lord Of The Sea And His Middle Name Means Child Of God !I Love His NAme And He Does Too !" Jun. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Dylan Joseph. I love the name and even though it is gaining popularity, I still haven't met another with the same name. I wanted to name him after myself (Donald Joseph) but the old lady wasn't having that, so i compromised and my firstborn has the name initials as his daddy." May. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hola,Le Hemos puesto el nombre DYALN a nuestro hijo.Quien me podria decir el dia de celebracion de este nombre?.gracias" Feb. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Dylan Christopher (middle name after his dad). We did NOT name him after Bob Dylan as many people assume. This was one of 2 names that I came up with when pregnant, and my husband liked Dylan and that was that. Good name...too many variations, and it has become fairly popular." Sep. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love the name my son is called Dylan, just wish it wasnt so common. Hate it when people spell his name Dillon or Dylon!" Jun. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's an amazing name specially for those ho who enjoy the music and art of Bob Dylan and Dylan Thomas (the reason why Bob chose the surname 'Dylan') I'd love to give it to my baby, but I live in Brazil, and would call him something sounding like: D-LAH" Jun. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Dylan is an awesome name. and coinsedently i am called it. i am insulted when people think it is spelt dillan or dillon because it clearly shouldnt. Dylan is the only true way to spell it and i was told by someone that it meant Great sea or god of the sea. i like Dylan as a name and am happy that i was called it at birth. i am 15 now but however have only come across 3 other people in my life that shares my name, they all spell it Dylan :D:D" Jan. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my son's name is Dylan Jacob. I love the name. No one I know personally has the name and I like the way I chose to spell it. he is only 2 so he cant tell me if he likes it or not yet. but im sure he will. last name martinez, i thought it rolled all together" Jan. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Dylan and my husband and I argue about who came up first to name him Dylan, because it fits him so perfectly. Combine it with Dylan Michael and you have one strong name that can conquer anything...He is definately something special." Dec. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My experience with the name has been AWESOME! Even though some tards out there cant spell it." Oct. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Dylan and i think it's pretty sweet! it's not too popular but it's not a name that when u say it people are like what did u just say???? i'm proud of my name cuz my dad chose it out for me! sometimes peeps make fun of me and my bro cuz his name is Nolan and they call us nylan and dolan which is dumb but w/e it's all good. GO DYLANS!" Jun. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Dylan should be considered a boy and girl name. Do not think it is just a boy name. It is a rare name, but a ver cool one too." Jun. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son is Dylan. Great name. Didn't know any when we called it him, now we know of several. Means Lord of the Sea. Until today I had no idea it was also a girl's name! Oh well, no probs x" Dec. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love the name dylan. its so cute. its especially amazing when there is a "Sprouse" after the dylan :)" Oct. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my son's name and almost 4 years later we still love it." Jun. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Dylan and it fits him GREAT!! I love this name for him. We call him Dylan Matthew and it goes very well!" May. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love the name dylan because i lide a boy named dylan" Apr. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Dylan, I always liked watching Gun Smoke growing up. haha. Its a good country name!" Apr. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is Dylan Jonathon. He is 5 and absolutely loves his name he says...he won't let us give him a nick name... I've never met a Dylan that I didn't like." Jan. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love this name so much, if i have a boy , he will definatly be named dylan" Dec. 31, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "That's my son's name and it suits his personality so well" Dec. 20, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my sons name. I love it because it fits him well. His name is Dylan James. (And James is a family name) The only thing I dislike about the name is its popularity." Oct. 27, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments


  • "HOLA, we put the name DYLAN TO OUR son. Who might say the day of celebration of the name?. Thank you" Feb. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

      14 Neutral Comments

  • "I am pregnant now...due next week and we are naming our son Dylan Noah. Hes going to be so perfect." Apr. 21, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my oldest son Dylan, pronounced Die-lan. He was actually named after his fathers best friend who passed away so it was not a made up pronunciation. My sons father and his friend are from South Carolina and I had never heard of this name before....I am from New Jersey. However, I have come across several (Die-lans) in South Carolina so there must be some historical explanation for that." Sep. 27, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Dylan. Pronounced Die'lan. Always pronounced wrong but once learned never forgotten. I was born in 1961. Earlier than most." May. 10, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im calling my son to be dylan steel think it sounds very powerful" Jun. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is Dylan Thomas. I'm welsh so I thought the name was nice strong welsh name and its also the name of a famous poet so it makes me sounds educated!" Mar. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i agree that lots of people are named dillan dillon, dhillon ,dylon , dylan and more but even though it gets annoying i think the name is awesome." Sep. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "The fact that you would find it insulting by the way a parent or parents decides on how to spell the name dillan ,dillon ,dhillon or any other way to spell it is rediculus. my name is spelt dillan and no matter how its spelt it sounds the same. if this matter really insults you, it must not rain in your world./ and i am 13" Sep. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love my name, except i wish there werent as many dylans in the world as there were combinations of spelling dylan" Jan. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Dylan. Some people call me Jason and I'm like, "JEEZ! IT'S DYLAN!" It gets soooo annoying when stuff like that happens, if you know what I mean. well, bye!" Dec. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm 2 be and I just fell in love with. The best thing of all my husband loved it" Aug. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "All of you are named after Bob Dylan. And that's a good thing." Jul. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son name is Dylan I just love the name coz its nice." Apr. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is Dylan Samuel, love the name Dylan but everyone spells it Dillon. He does have the nickname Dill Pickle, he's only three and tells everyone it's Dylan and he hates pickles." Jan. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Dylan and often it gets pronounced like Diiilan. People generally spell my name Dillon. I haven't met anybody with the name Dylan yet, but the search continues." Dec. 2, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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