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What does Dillan mean?

Dillan /dil-lan/ as a boys' name (also used less commonly 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.

Associated with: lion, loyal (faithful)


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

Kreatif forms:
(male) Dilion, Dillanno, ..

(female) Dilion, Dilna, ..

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)


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

Presented below is the baby name statistics of Dillan for boys. Dillan was first listed in 1990 and reached its apex rank of #553 in the U.S. in the year 1992, and is at #1268 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 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 (#1268 from current records) are Dilan (#834 from current records), Dillon (#398), Dylan (#29), Dyllan, Dyllon and Dylon. Other variants, like Dylonn, are seldom used. These forms of Dillan were popular with parents 22 years ago (median #673) and are somewhat less conventional today (#1218, 42%). 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.