Meaning and Name Origin
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.
For more on this name, see also the related boy name Dennis.
Dion▼ has 27 more alternative forms via Andre, Dionysius: Andrae, Andras, Andreas, Andrei, Andrej, Andres▲, Andreus, Andrey, Andris, Andrius, Aundray, Deandre▲, Dionio, Dionisio, Dioniso, Dionysios, Dionysos, Dionysus, Dray, Dre, Ohndrae, Ohndre, Ohnrey, Ondre, Ondrei, Ondrey and Ries.
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 (#3315 out of 88799, Top 4%). (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. during 1970-1979, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Dion and corresponding names. Popular alternative forms of Dion are Andres (#222 in 2014), Andre (#283), Dennis (#491), Deandre (#619), Dionte, Dondre, Dionisio, Deon, Deion and Andreas. Adoption of these boy names was at its highest in the year 1995 and has become much lower since, with the forms Deon, Dennis, Dion and Deion becoming less in vogue. Andres (#222), Andre (#283) and Deandre (#619) are three of the more fashionable baby names in this compilation, with Andres enjoying a resurgence in popularity. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
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.