What does Dillan mean?
Dillan /dil-lan/ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Dillan). Dillan's root is Welsh, and the name Dillan means "like a lion; loyal". Dillan is a version, with the suffix -an, of Dillon (Irish, Gaelic): sounds like Dylan.
How popular is Dillan?
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)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Dillan and related names. Popular related forms of Dillan are Dilan (#834 from current records), Dillon (#398), Dylan (#29), Dyllan and Dylon. Other variants, like Dillen, are seldom used. These forms of Dillan were popular with parents in 1992 (median #517) and are somewhat less conventional today (#710, ▼40%). Dylan is more familiar than the rest, although Dillon appears to be getting popular too, while Dillan and Dylon are no longer trendy. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Dillan▼ is pronounced similarly to Daelan, Dalan, Dalen, Dallan, Dallen, Dallin▼, Dallon, Dalon, Dalwyn, Dalyn, Daylan, Daylen, Daylin, Daylon, Delaine, Delane, Deleon, Dellwin, Delon, Delwin, Delwyn, Delwynn, Deylin and Dolan. Other recommended similar baby names are Ailean, Allan▼, Callan▲, Cillian, Cullan, Dallas, Declan▲, Delainy, Delaney, Delani, Delanie, Delano▼, Delany, Delman, Eilan, Eilean, Eilian, Filian, Fillan, Foillan, Gilean, Gilian, Gillan, Gillean, Gillen, Gillian, Gillman, Gillon, Gilman, Gullan, Keillan, Kellan▲, Kilean, Kilian, Killean, Killian▲, Mellan, Milan▲, Millar, Millen, Nollan, Quillan, Rollan, Silvan, Tallan, Tillman▼ and Tilman. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dillan.