What does Dion mean?
Dion /dion/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Dion) is pronounced DYE-on, DEE-on. It is of Greek origin. Short form of Dionysius. Diandre and Diondre are blends of Dion and Andre. Singer Dion (of Dion and the Belmonts); football player Deion Sanders.
Affiliated boy name: Dennis.
Dion▼ has 27 more alternative forms via Andre, Dionysius: Andrae, Andras, Andreas, Andrei, Andrej, Andres▲, Andreus, Andrey, Andris, Andrius, Aundray, Deandre▲, Dionio, Dionisio, Dioniso, Dionysios, Dionysos, Dionysus, Dray, Dre, Ohndrae, Ohndre, Ohnrey, Ondre, Ondrei, Ondrey and Ries.more]
How popular is Dion?
Dion is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#690 out of 1220, Top 57%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#3995 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Dion for boys. Dion was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its peak position of #420 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Dion and corresponding names. Popular alternative forms of Dion appearing in the Top 1000 are Andres (#222 in 2014), Andre (#283), Dennis (#491), Deandre (#619), Dionte, Dondre, Dionisio, Deon, Deion and Andreas. Forms like Andrey are uncommon. Adoption of these boy names was at its highest in the year 1995 (usage of 0.4577%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.2168%, down 52.6%), with the forms Deon, Dennis, Dion and Deion becoming less in vogue. Andres (#222), Andre (#283) and Deandre (#619) are three of the more fashionable baby names in this compilation, with Andres enjoying a resurgence in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Dion▼ is alike in pronunciation to Dain, Dan▼, Dann, Dean▲, Deen, Den, Deyn, Doan, Don▼, Donn▼ and Dunn. Other recommended similar baby names are Dilon, Dima, Dino▼, Diot, Dixon, Dom, Eion, Lion, Rion, Sion and Zion▲. These names tend to be less frequently used than Dion.