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Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961) was an American novelist He is best known by The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man.
Milla Jovovich and Paul SW Anderson named their daughter Dashiel Edan Anderson.
It is a unisex 70s name.
Actor Dash Mihok's full name is Dashiell Raymond Mihok.
Lovely beautiful name with a beautiful meaning. If I had a boy one day I might name him this.
James Dashiell and his wife Ann nee Cannon are the progenitors of the Dashiell family. Both his paternal grandparents who are born to French Huguenot families who fled from Lyon France to Scotland in 1595 from the mid 16th century until to late 16th century the family name had been De Chiel. When James immigrated to Northumberland Virginia in 1653 his surname became Dashiell.
I'm starting to like it; very unisex 50s style name. Dash-sheel.
My fiance's name is Dashiell after Dashiell Hammett and I absolutely love it, my mom almost used it for my little brother actually. I will say Dash is definitely "cool" but Dashiell has quite the regal sound to it. We pronounce it Dash-elle.
My name is Dashiell and I’m a girl. For me, it’s pronounced Day-Shell. I didn’t like it when I was younger because it's just a little random lol, but now that I’m older, I go by Dash which is cool and when people hear the way it’s pronounced they like it :)
In the United States Dashiell often gets the pronunciation, DASH-uhl. [noted -ed]
It’s okay, but a little unusual. I know a cute little boy with this name and he goes by Dash! ;)
My son has Dashiell as a name.
Firstly the registrar said we had spelt it wrong, and then we have to pronounce it to everyone da-sheel.
We and he love it!
One of Alice Cooper’s sons is named Dashiell.
What even is this? It's like you're saying 'da shell' or the shell.
I'm not familiar with it but the few times that I've heard it, was on a snobbish, upperclass man or a preppy teenager.
In the Lemony Snicket series All The Wrong Questions, a sub-librarian is named Dashiell Qwerty. Personally, I think he is a likable character.
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.
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! :)
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.
The name Dashiell was given to 173 boys born in the US in 2015.
If you spell it "Dashiel" it's more like Daniel and less out-there.. that's my plan if I get to use it! :)
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.
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.
American film producer Harvey Weinstein and his wife welcomed a son named Dashiell Max Robert Weinstein on April 11, 2013 in New York City.
I thought it was pronounced Dash-ee-yell. Since nobody can agree on its pronunciation, it would be easier to just call him Dash.
Dashiell Hammett was an American novelist.
It's an ugly, pretentious name, and all the nicknames will surely be crap.
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.
I personally love this name, I heard somewhere that it means "of heaven" but I could be wrong.
He'd inevitably be called Dash. I don't like the ending either.
Dashiell is Dash's first name in the Incredibles.
I like the name, and it's my cousin's name (a girl). But almost everyone mispronounces it. The most common is Dash-SHEEL.
Chris Shiflett of the Foo Fighters has a son named Dashiell, but I think he spells it "Daschiel".
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.
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.
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.
It is pronounced DASH-uhl.
Cate Blanchet's eldest son is named Dashiell.
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.

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