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What does Dino mean?

Dino Pronunciation of Dino [di-no] as a boys' name is pronounced DEE-no. It is of Italian and Spanish origin. Short form ending of names like Bernardino. Also a diminutive of Dean. Movie producer Dino DeLaurentiis.


4 different relations via Bernardino, Dean: Deane, Deen, Dene and Deyn.

Creative forms:
(male) Dano, Dunno, ..

(female) Dine, Diony, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dino Kasey (D.K.), ..

How popular is Dino?

Dino is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#893 out of 1220, Top 73%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#28648 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Dino entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its peak rank of #465 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Bernardino, Dean (#204 via latest list) and Deane are the popular alternative forms of Dino. Other forms, like Deyn, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Dino was well-received among parents in the 1960s (usage of 0.2%) and is now much less (usage 0.1%, 57.3%), with the version Dino becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dino, Bernardino, Dean, Deane in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Dino is pronounced similarly to Dana, Dani, Danie, Danno, Danny, Danya, Denny, Dionio, Donau and Donny. Other recommended names are Anno, Arno, Chino, Dago, Dain, Daine, Dan, Dane, Danko, Dann, Danon, Den, Dice, Dick, Diego, Dilon, Dima, Dimos, Dingo, Diogo, Dion, Diot, Dirk, Dix, Dixon, Domino, Don, Donn, Dunc, Dunn, Enno, Erno, Geno, Gino, Jano, Jeno, Jino, Kano, Lino, Mano, Meino, Pino, Reno, Teino, Tino, Tyno, Xeno, Zeno and Zino. These names tend to be less frequently used than Dino.