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.
Affiliated boy name: Dennis.Creative forms:
(male) Deeon, Didon, ..
(female) Diny, Dionae, .. 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)
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.
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.