What does Dion mean?
Dion /dion/ 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 28 more alternative forms via Andre, Dionysius: Andrae, Andras, Andreas, Andrei, Andrej, Andres▲, Andreus, Andrey, Andris, Andrius, Aundray, Aundre, 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. in the 1970s, 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 2 years ago), Andre (#283), Dennis (#491), Deandre (#619), Dionte, Dondre, Dionisio, Deon, Deion and Andreas. Other forms, like Dray, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Dion was at its highest in the year 1995 (average #542) and is somewhat less today (#783, ▼52.6%). Dennis is a constant favorite, while Andres has gained in popularity, and Dennis is now less common. (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.