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What does Dillan mean?

Dillan Pronunciation of Dillan [dil-lan] as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Dillan) has its root in Welsh, and the name Dillan means "like a lion; loyal". Dillan is a version of Dillon (Irish, Gaelic): sounds like Dylan.

Associated with: lion, loyal (faithful).


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

Creative forms:
(male) Dilion, Dilony, ..

(female) Dilion, Dilna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dillan Brixton (D.B.), ..

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. Demographics)

Dillan was first listed in 1990 and reached its apex rank of #553 in the U.S. in the year 1992, and is at #1431 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular related forms of Dillan (#1431 from current records) are Dilan (#904 from current records), Dillon (#448), Dylan (#27), Dyllan, Dyllon and Dylon. Other variants, like Dylonn, are seldom used. These forms of Dillan were popular with parents 23 years ago (median #673) and are somewhat less conventional today (#1258, 44%). Dylan is more familiar than the rest, although Dilan appears to be getting popular too, while forms such as Dylon are no longer trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dillan, Dilan, Dillon, Dylan, Dyllan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dyllon, Dylon in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Dillan is pronounced similarly to Daelan, Dalan, Dalen, Dallan, Dallen, Dallin, Dallon, Dalon, Dalwyn, Dalyn, Daylan, Daylen, Daylin, Daylon, Delane, Deleon, Dellwin, Delon, Delwin, Delwyn, Deylin and Dolan. Other recommended names are Ailean, Allan, Callan, Cillian, Cullan, Dallas, Declan, Delani, Delano, Delany, Delman, Eilan, Eilean, Eilian, Filian, Fillan, Foillan (see Faolan), 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.

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