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What does Dion mean?

Dion Pronunciation of Dion [dion] as a boys' name 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.

Associated with: greek.


Dion has 9 variants: Deion, Deon, Deonn, Deonys, Deyon, Diandre, Diondre, Dionte and Dondre.

Affiliated boy name: Dennis.

5 more alternative forms via Andre, Dionysius: Dionio, Dioniso, Dray, Dre and Ries.

2 feminine forms: Deiondra and Dionne.

Creative forms:
(male) Deeon, Didon, ..

(female) Diny, Diony, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dion Kolt (D.K.), ..

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. Demographics)

Dion was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its peak position of #386 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is currently at #1279. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Dion (#1279 in 2015) appearing in the Top 2000 are Andre (#279 in 2015), Dennis (#496), Deon (#1010), Deion (#1392), Dre, Dondre, Dionte and Diondre. Other forms, like Dionio, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Dion was at its highest 7 decades ago (average #1472) and has become much reduced since (#1384, 88%), with forms such as Dion going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dion, Andre, Deion, Dennis, Deon in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Diondre, Dionte, Dondre, Dre in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Andre, Dennis outside U.S.

Similar Names

Dion is alike in pronunciation to Dain, Daine, Dan, Dane, Dann, Dayne, Dean, Deane, Deen, Den, Dene, Dewonn, Deyn, Doan, Doane, Don, Donn, Donne, Dowan, Duane, Dunn, Dunne, Dwain and Dwane. Other recommended names are Alon, Amon, Avon, Con, Dagon, Daimon, Dalon, Damion, Darion, Daron, Dejon, Devon, Dillon, Dilon, Dima, Dimos, Dino, Diot, Dixon, Dod, Dom, Dorion, Dov, Dow, Dylon, Edon, Eilon, Eion, Ekon, Elon, Eon, Eton, Gilon, Huon, Ilon, Ion, Jon, Keon, Leon, Lion, Lon, Nixon, Odon, Rion, Simon, Sion, Timon, Toon, Von, Zion and Zivon. These names tend to be less frequently used than Dion.