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What does Dion mean?

Dion /dion/ as a boys' name (also used less widely 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.

Associated with: greek


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

Affiliated boy name: Dennis.

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

Dion has 2 feminine forms: Deiondra and Dionne.

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

(female) Diny, Dionae, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name statistics of Dion for boys. 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 #1153. (2014 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.

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Dion and corresponding names. Popular alternative forms of Dion (#1153 in 2014) appearing in the Top 2000 are Andre (#283 in 2014), Dennis (#491), Deon (#1029), Deion (#1327), Dre, Dondre, Dionte and Diondre. Other forms, like Dionio, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Dion was at its highest 6 decades ago (average #1472) and has become much reduced since (#1364, 88%), with forms such as Dennis 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.