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What does Dillon mean?

Dillon Pronunciation of Dillon [dil-lon] as a boys' name (also used less regularly as girls' name Dillon) is pronounced DIL-un. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Dillon is "like a lion; loyal". Sounds like Dylan. Name of a hippy on BBC's TV show "Magic Roundabout". Actor Matt Dillon.

Associated with: irish, lion, loyal (faithful), magic.


Dillon has 6 variants: Dilan, Dillan, Dillen, Dilon, Dyllon and Dylon.

2 more relations via Dylan: Dyllan and Dylonn.

Creative forms:
(male) Dellon, Dildon, ..

(female) Dilney, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dillon Rogan (D.R.), ..

How popular is Dillon?

Dillon is a somewhat popular first name for men (#964 out of 1220, Top 79%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#631 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Dillon entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its highest rank of #73 in the U.S. in the year 1992, and is at #448 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Dillon (#448 the previous year) are Dylan (#27 the previous year), Dilan (#904), Dillan (#1431), Dylon, Dyllan and Dyllon. Usage of these forms of Dillon was at its highest in 1992 (average #673) and is somewhat less today (#1258, 43.7%), with forms such as Dillon becoming somewhat dated. Dilan is the most contemporarily stylish birth name among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dillon, Dilan, Dillan, 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

Dillon is pronounced similarly to Daelan, Dalan, Dalen, Dallan, Dallen, Dallin, Dallon, Dalon, Dalwyn, Dalyn, Daylan, Daylen, Daylin, Daylon, Deleon, Dellwin, Delon, Delwin, Delwyn, Deylin and Dolan. Other recommended names are Allon, Dallton, Dalton, Delmon, Delron, Delton, Delvon, Devlon, Dion, Dixon, Eilon, Fillan, Gillan, Gillen, Gilleon, Gillion, Gillon, Gillson, Gilon, Gilson, Hilton, Mallon, Mellon, Millen, Millton, Milton, Nilson, Tallon, Tildon, Tilton, Willson, Wilson and Wilton. These names tend to be less frequently used than Dillon.

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