Other Origin(s):French, Scottish
Meaning:To run quickly; Young lad, bloke
Dash is a boy’s name of American origin; however, this seemingly straightforward title comes with an enigmatic history. Meaning “to run quickly” in English, Dash as a name comes from Dashiell—an anglicized form of the Scottish surname de Chiel. Inspired by the French language (though never found in France), etymologists are befuddled when it comes to deciphering the meaning of this name. Chiel is Scottish slang for a “young lad” or “bloke,” making Dash a boyish appellation with its masculine endearments. Dash is one of the heroes in Disney’s The Incredibles, and he lives up to the name with his super speed and rambunctious energy—traits baby Dash may have, too.
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