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Meaning and name origin

Dion \dion\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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.

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

For more information, see also the related boy name Dennis.

There are 2 feminine forms of Dion: Deiondra and Dionne.


Dion is a somewhat popular first name for males (#690 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#3315 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Dion for boys (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dion name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Dion and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Andre, Deion, Dennis, Deon, Dion, Dionte and Dondre. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Andre, Deion, Dennis, Deon, Dion, Dionte, Dondre in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Dion is also pronounced similarly to Dain, Dan, Dann, Dean, Deen, Den, Deyn, Doan, Don, Donn and Dunn. Other suggested similar baby names are Dilon, Dima, Dino, Dionio, Diot, Dixon, Dom, Eion, Lion, Rion, Sion and Zion. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dion.


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