What does Dillon mean?
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.
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(female) Dillonne, Dilney, ..
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 statistics of Dillon for boys. 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)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Shown below is a study of the ranking of the boy name Dillon and associated 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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.