Dashiell is the Anglicized form of the French surname de Chiel. The name changed from de Chiel to Dashiell. The Maltese Falcon was written by legendary L.A. Noir author Dashiell Hammett. Autumn Resser and Jesse Warren, Kate Blanchett and Georgina Chapman all have sons named Dashiell. Milla Jovovich and Paul Anderson named their daughter Dashiel.