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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
Cate Blanchet's eldest son is named Dashiell.
-- poetic_freedom  2/25/2006
It is pronounced DASH-uhl.
-- Isla  3/27/2006
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
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
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
Chris Shiflett of the Foo Fighters has a son named Dashiell, but I think he spells it "Daschiel".
-- Anonymous User  2/18/2008
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
Dashiell is Dash's first name in the Incredibles.
-- Anonymous User  5/15/2008
He'd inevitably be called Dash. I don't like the ending either.
-- slight night shiver  5/19/2008
I personally love this name, I heard somewhere that it means "of heaven" but I could be wrong.
-- Maximum  7/30/2008
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.
-- erb816  3/11/2010
Dashiell Hammett was an American novelist.
-- Anonymous User  12/11/2011
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
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
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

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