First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Xylan mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Xylan

User Submitted Origins

African American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. 2 submissions from the United States and Ireland agree the name Xylan means "Forest dweller".
  2. According to a user from Indonesia, the name Xylan means "Mountain".
  3. A submission from New Jersey, U.S. says the name Xylan means "The original" and is of African American origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Xy"lan
A gummy substance of the pentosan class, present in woody tissue, and yielding xylose on hydrolysis; wood gum.

  1. (biochemistry) A polysaccharide, consisting of xylose residues, found in the cell walls of some algae and plants.

Fun Facts about the name Xylan

  • How Popular is the name Xylan? Xylan is the 40,166th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Xylan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 85 babies born with the first name Xylan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Xylan to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Xylan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2006 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Xylan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Xylan was in 2019 with a total of 12 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Xylan: The name spelled backwards is Nalyx. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Alxyn. How do you pronounce that?
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