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What does Dillon mean?

Dillon \d(il)-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.


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

Dillon has 2 more related variations via Dylan: Dyllan and Dylonn.


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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dillon name in U.S.

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

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%, down 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dilan, Dillan, Dillon, Dylan, Dyllan, Dylon in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.