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What does Dilan mean?

Dilan /di-lan/ as a name for boys. Dilan means "like a lion; loyal". Dilan is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -an, of Dillon (Irish, Gaelic): sounds like Dylan.


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

Kreatif forms:
(male) Dilana, Dilani, ..

(female) Dilani, Dilanne, ..

How popular is Dilan?

Dilan is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#80502 out of 150436, Top 54%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name statistics of Dilan for boys. Dilan was first listed in 1992 and reached its peak rank of #831 in the U.S. in 2010, and is presently at #834. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dilan name in U.S.

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

Prominent alternative forms of Dilan (#834 from recent data) ranked in the Top 2000 are Dillan (#1268 from recent data), Dillon (#398), Dyllon and Dylon. Usage of these forms of Dilan was at its peak 2 decades ago (adoption of 0.29%) and has become much diminished since (adoption 0.06%, 79%), with versions such as Dylon becoming less trendy. Dilan is the most chic baby name in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dilan, Dillan, Dillon, Dyllon, 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, Dallen, Dallin, Dallon, Dalon, Dalwyn, Dalyn, Daylan, Daylen, Daylin, Daylon, Delaine, Delane, Deleon, Delon, Delwin, Delwyn, Deylin, Dolan, Dylan, Dyllan and Dylonn. Other suggested similar names are Agilan, Aitan, Arlan, Aslan, Calan, Colan, Daman, Dan, Daran, Dean, Delani, Delano, Delany, Delman, Dima, Dimas, Dion, Dixon, Doan, Duran, Eian, Eidan, Eilan, Eilean, Eitan, Elan, Felan, Finan, Galan, Gian, Gilean, Gillan, Gilman, Ilan, Jalan, Jian, Kalan, Keilan, Kian, Kiean, Kilian, Kiran, Milan, Nisan, Nolan, Rian, Rylan, Silvan, Tilman and Wylan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Dilan.