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What does Dillen mean?

Dillen Pronunciation of Dillen [dillen] as a name for boys means "like a lion; loyal". Dillen is a version of Dillon (Irish, Gaelic): sounds like Dylan.

Associated with: lion, loyal (faithful).


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

Creative forms:
(male) Diline, Dolen, ..

(female) Dilna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dillen Edwin (D.E.), ..

How popular is Dillen?

Dillen is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#39560 out of 150436, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Dillon (#448 last year), Dilan (#904), Dillan (#1431), Dylon and Dyllon are the prominent varying forms of Dillen (not ranked). Usage of these forms of Dillen was common in 1992 (usage of 0.29%) and is now much reduced (usage 0.05%, 81.4%). Dillon is the steady favorite, though Dilan has gained in usage, while forms like Dillon are now less common. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

Dillen is pronounced similarly to Daelan, Dalan, Dalen, Dallan, Dallen, Dallin, Dallon, Dalon, Dalwyn, Dalyn, Daylan, Daylen, Daylin, Daylon, Deleon, Dellwin, Delon, Delwin, Delwyn, Deylin, Dolan, Dylan, Dyllan and Dylonn. Other recommended names are Allen, Arllen, Bille, Collen, Cullen, Dalle, Dalles, Dalten, Delles, Devlen, Fillan, Gaillen, Gillan, Gillean, Gillen, Gilleon, Gilles, Gilley, Gillon, Hallen, Hillel, Hiller, Jaillen, Kellen, Killean, Mallen, Mellen, Millen, Miller, Milten (see Milton), Quillen, Tallen, Tilden, Tillden (see Tilden), Vallen, Villem, Willem, Willes, Willet and Willey. These names tend to be more frequently used than Dillen.

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