Top 100 baby names number 43

I thought it would be fun to look at the top 100 boys and girls names from last year.  I am doing a series on these with their meanings. Enjoy!

Today we have numbers 43 - Erin and Dylan.  

 Erin (Gaelic) 

 An aerial view of the Emerald Isle living up to its name.

An aerial view of the Emerald Isle living up to its name.

This is an anglicised version of the rarely used Gaelic name Éireann. Éireann means Ireland.

 

 Dylan (Welsh)

 The sea at Cardigan, Wales.

The sea at Cardigan, Wales.

Dylan is the name of a mythical Welsh hero with special powers associated with the sea. It is composed of the Welsh elements dy meaning ‘great’ and llanw meaning ‘tide’ or ‘flow’.