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Although not used as a given name, it is used as middle names, and a popular Dashiell if you go by middle names, is George Dashiell Bayard, an American general. Born in Seneca Falls.

The name is also used as a Scottish surname, according to Ancestry, but no meaning to the name, for which I suppose is a surname formed from the given name, lest there's differences.
TanorFaux  3/11/2018
This name is one of my favorites! It's so cute and adorable. This is another name I want to name a child in the future! :)
― Anonymous User  2/24/2018
Well, Dashiell is my last name, not first... but all of my family pronounces it Da-SHEEL, which to me feels right based on what we believe to be its origins.

To my knowledge, the Dashiell name originated in/near Lyon, France. They were French Huguenots who fled after the St Bartholomew's Day Massacre in the 1570s. The name likely started out de Ciel... or de Chiell.. then changed to Da Chiell, to Da Shiell, to Dashiell as the generations moved from France to Scotland, to England, to Virginia, to Maryland, and then somewhat spread across the US.

Anyway, that is what I have been taught! Hope it's helpful to someone.
dashiell7  1/5/2017
The name Dashiell was given to 173 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/20/2016
If you spell it "Dashiel" it's more like Daniel and less out-there.. that's my plan if I get to use it! :)
Ne3ky  2/3/2016
When I first saw this name, I wasn't sure how to pronounce it. It does look a bit feminine, too. It's just not my style.
― Anonymous User  1/5/2016
This sounds ghetto.
― Anonymous User  8/3/2015
One of my favorite boy names of all time! Would use this in a heartbeat, with the nickname Dash. I just hope it won't spike up in popularity and be rendered too trendy for my use before I have kids. The downside for me would probably be the unknown meaning- I'd typically like for the names I choose to have good meanings and be rooted in history. But Dashiell Hammett is a great literary namesake, so there's that, at least.
― Anonymous User  5/4/2014
American film producer Harvey Weinstein and his wife welcomed a son named Dashiell Max Robert Weinstein on April 11, 2013 in New York City.
― Anonymous User  5/20/2013
I thought it was pronounced Dash-ee-yell. Since nobody can agree on its pronunciation, it would be easier to just call him Dash.
foreverslowly  8/13/2012
Dashiell Hammett was an American novelist.
― Anonymous User  12/11/2011
It's an ugly, pretentious name, and all the nicknames will surely be crap.
bananarama  2/18/2009
Well, that's you. To me, this doesn't sound pretentious at all. In fact, it's not even complicated to say. DASH-il. And I happen to think the nickname Dash is rather cool.
― Anonymous User  3/11/2010
I personally love this name, I heard somewhere that it means "of heaven" but I could be wrong.
Maximum  7/30/2008
He'd inevitably be called Dash. I don't like the ending either.
slight night shiver  5/19/2008
Dashiell is Dash's first name in the Incredibles.
― Anonymous User  5/15/2008
I like the name, and it's my cousin's name (a girl). But almost everyone mispronounces it. The most common is Dash-SHEEL.
― Anonymous User  3/22/2008
Chris Shiflett of the Foo Fighters has a son named Dashiell, but I think he spells it "Daschiel".
― Anonymous User  2/18/2008
My name is Dashiell and I never liked my name when I was younger. It's kinda grown on me now and I like it more and more. Though I've never understood why people think it sounds masculine, I'm a girl and I've only heard of one person with my name that's a girl.
Renthead13  8/10/2007
I went from strongly disliking this name to loving it! It's really grown on me over time. I think it's a very handsome name.
― Anonymous User  3/24/2007
Dashiell originates from, de Cheil, an old French surname. In Lucenay, France, there is a Rue de Chiel, Domaine de Chiel and a Chateau de Chiel. It is an old family name. In the U.S., there are a lot of people with the Dashiell surname in Maryland, which is where Samuel Dashiell Hammett, the writer, was born.
nylonthread  5/18/2006
It is pronounced DASH-uhl.
Isla  3/27/2006
Cate Blanchet's eldest son is named Dashiell.
poetic_freedom  2/25/2006
Famous author Samuel Dashiell Hammett published under his much better-known middle name. Also, Pixar's "The Incredibles" featured speedy young superhero Dashiell "Dash" Parr.
RedFox742  1/26/2006

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