What does Dillon mean?
Dillon /dil-lon/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Dillon for boys. Dillon entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its highest rank of #73 in the U.S. in the year 1992, and is at #398 presently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Dillon and associated names. Prominent alternative forms of Dillon (#398 the previous year) are Dylan (#29 the previous year), Dilan (#834), Dylon, Dillan and Dyllan. Usage of these boy names was at its highest in 1992 (usage of 0.4827%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.2898%, ▼40%), with the forms Dillan and Dylon becoming less trendy. Dylan (#29) and Dillon (#398) are two of the more contemporarily stylish birth names among these. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Dillon▲ is pronounced similarly to Dallan, Dallen, Dallin▼, Dallon, Dalon, Daylon, Deleon and Delon. Another recommended similar baby name is Gillon. These names tend to be less frequently used than Dillon.