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Meaning and name origin

Dillon \d(il)-lon\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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 variant forms: Dilan, Dillan, Dillen, Dilon, Dyllon and Dylon.


Dillon is a somewhat popular first name for males (#964 out of 1220, Top 79%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#825 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Dillon for boys (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Dillon and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Dylan (#29), Dillon (#398), Dilan (#834), Dylon and Dillan. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Dillon is also pronounced similarly to Dallan, Dallen, Dallin, Dallon, Dalon, Daylon, Deleon, Delon and Dyllan. Another suggested similar baby name is Gillon. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dillon.