What does Dino mean?
Dino /di-no/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Dino for boys. Dino entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its peak rank of #493 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Bernardo, Dean (#221 a year ago) and Deane are the popular alternative forms of Dino. Forms like Deyn are uncommon. Usage of these boy names reached its peak during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.4178%) and is now much less (usage 0.1948%, down 53.4%), with the versions Bernardo and Dino becoming less in vogue. Dean (#221) is the most trendy birth name here. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Dino and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Dino▼ is pronounced similarly to Dana▼, Dani, Danno and Dionio. Other recommended similar baby names are Dain, Daine, Dan▼, Dane▲, Dann, Den, Dima, Dingo, Dion▼, Don▼, Donn▼, Dunn, Gino▼, Jino, Lino, Pino, Tino and Zino. These names tend to be less frequently used than Dino.