Check BOB DYLA'S WORDS: a critical dictionary and commentary by R.D.
Wissolik and S. McGrath
an essay entitled "Bob Dylan or what's in a name" p 43 --- Eadmer Press
1994. Greensburg, PA.
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From: "Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2012 7:44 AM
Subject: Dylan-Joyner-Zimmerman (was Re: In memoriam 4 January)
> On 1/5/2012 4:59 AM, Peter Montgomery wrote:
>> Apparently Dylan is Celtic for joyner in English.
> Problem. This isn't apparent.
> Dylan \d(y)-lan\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Dylan),
> is pronounced DIL-an, DUL-an. It is of Welsh origin,
> and the meaning of Dylan is "son of the sea".
>> Joyner = Zimmerman.
> Not a problem.
> I see on the web that Zimmerman (carpenter) comes from
> the middle high German zimber (timber) and that zimmer
> (room) does also. Later, looking for the etymology of
> carpenter (cart, carriage, wagon) I came across it again at
> Liked: [carpenter r]eplaced O.E. treowwyrhta, lit. "tree-wright."
> Rick Parker