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What does Dillan mean?

Dillan \d(il)-lan\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Dillan). Dillan's roots are Irish, Gaelic and Welsh, and the name Dillan means "like a lion; loyal". Dillan is a derivative of Dillon (Irish, Gaelic): sounds like Dylan.


Dillan has 7 variants: Dilan, Dillen, Dilon, Dyllan, Dyllon, Dylon and Dylonn.


Dillan is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#100663 out of 150436, Top 67%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Dillan for boys. Dillan was first listed in 1991 and reached its apex rank of #553 in the U.S. in the year 1992, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Dillan and related names. Popular related forms of Dillan are Dilan (#834 the previous year), Dillon (#398), Dylan (#29), Dyllan and Dylon. These boy names were at the peak of their popularity in 1992 (usage of 0.4827%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.2898%, down 40%), with the versions Dillan and Dylon becoming less fashionable. Dillon (#398) and Dylan (#29) are two of the more fashionable names for newborns here. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names

Dillan is pronounced similarly to Daelan, Dalan, Dallan, Dallen, Dallin, Dallon, Daylan and Dolan. Other recommended similar baby names are Fillan and Gillan. Like Dillan, these names are not commonly used.