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What does Dilan mean?

Dilan \d(i)-lan\ as a name for boys. Dilan means "like a lion; loyal". Dilan is a variation of Dillon (Irish, Gaelic). Popular choice for a name for newborns.


Dilan has 5 variants: Dillan, Dillen, Dilon, Dyllon and Dylon.


Dilan is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#57602 out of 88799, Top 65%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Dilan for boys. Dilan was first listed in 2009 and reached its peak rank of #831 in the U.S. in 2010, and is presently at #834. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dilan name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dilan outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Dilan and associated names. Prominent alternative forms of Dilan (#834 last year) ranked in the Top 1000 are Dillan, Dillon (#398 last year) and Dylon. Usage of this boy name was at its peak in 1992 and has become much less since, with the versions Dillan and Dylon becoming less trendy. Dillon (#398) is the most chic baby name in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dilan, Dillan, Dillon, Dylon in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dillon outside U.S.

Similar Names

Dilan is pronounced similarly to Daelan, Dalan, Dalen, Dallan, Dalon, Dalyn, Daylan, Delane, Delon, Dolan, Dylan and Dyllan. Other suggested similar baby names are Delani, Delano, Delany, Eilan and Milan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Dilan.