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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. DRIE-dən  [key]

Meaning & History

Possibly from an English place name meaning "dry valley" from the Old English elements drȳġe "dry" and denu "valley". A notable bearer was the English poet, literary critic, translator and playwright John Dryden (1631-1700).
Added 5/23/2018 by AngelM0113
Edited 5/5/2019 by SeaHorse15