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What does Dilan mean?

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

Associated with: lion, loyal (faithful).


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

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

(female) Didan, Dilani, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dilan Louis (D.L.), ..

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)

Dilan was first listed in 1992 and reached its peak rank of #831 in the U.S. in 2010, and is presently at #904. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Dilan (#904 from recent data) ranked in the Top 2000 are Dillan (#1431 from recent data), Dillon (#448), 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 0.05%, 81%), 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.

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