Type Surname (from location)
Pronounced Pron. DRIE-dən
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Contributor Contrib.AngelM0113 on 5/23/2018
Last Editor EditorSeaHorse15 on 5/5/2019
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).