Dillon

Dillon - A very unique male name



  Jun 23,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Dillon, meaning loyal, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1931 on position #1631. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Dillon and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Dillon? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Dillon. The baby boy name Dillon was given to 838 baby boys in 2012, ranking #351 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,958 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Dillon peaked in popularity 25 years ago in 1992 on position 73.



Famous with this name

Matt Dillon
Melinda Dillon
Kevin Dillon


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Dillon is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Dillon is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #164 - and is the least popular in Oregon at position #525.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Dillon is where you live.


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Dillon origin and meaning

Dillon is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means loyal. To see famous people named Dillon, pop culture references for the name Dillon and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Dillon

We've found the following names that sound similar to Dillon, sorted by popularity.

Dylan / Dillan / Dallin / Dylon / Dillion / Delano / Dyllan / Dilan / Daylon / Daylen /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012351
2011345
2010304
2009291
2008264
2007234
2006223
2005202
2004197
2003188
2002201
2001175
2000169
1999142
1998134
1997132
1996121
1995122
1994101
199390
199273
1991103
1990183
1989249
1988289
1987299
1986328
1985444
1984554
1983562
1982719
1981738
1980727
1979933
19781035
19771224
19761310
19751477
19741235
19731423
19711678
19431551
19341565
19311631

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia164
Arkansas232
Connecticut249
Idaho253
Louisiana255
Colorado267
Utah270
Kentucky303
Ohio307
West Virginia309
Maryland312
New Jersey313
Virginia314
Missouri317
Nebraska325
Arizona332
Florida337
Nevada337
California338
Michigan342
Washington344
Massachusetts346
North Carolina355
Tennessee368
Georgia370
Alabama381
South Carolina381
New Mexico393
Kansas407
New York409
Pennsylvania424
Texas424
Mississippi425
Indiana425
Illinois427
Minnesota434
Wisconsin467
Oklahoma485
Iowa524
Oregon525

Even more about Dillon


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Dillon a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Dillon?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1992
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Dillon
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,958
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1931
2012 births +838

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