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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dilan

User Submitted Origins

     Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from Germany, the name Dilan means "Dancing. The circle people are dancing in on kurdish weddings, is called "Govend" and the middle of the Govend is called "Dilan". So Dilan is some kind of dance. Also "Dil" means "Heart" in kurdish.".
  • A submission from Iran says the name Dilan means "Dilan means "heart", "love", "soul".".
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International Interest
  1. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Dilan

She holds the title Miss Universe Turkey 2014 and Miss Turkey. Dilan was born in 1995 in Istanbul.


DeLon is a disc jockey, record producer, rapping, hip hop music, and actor. He was most active from 2005 to present. DeLon was given the name Dilan Jayasingha on March 14th, 1987 in Los Angeles. DeLon is also known as DeLon.


Dilan Perera is a politics. His most notable accomplishments were from 2015 to 2015. Dilan was born on April 19th, 1962.


Dilan was born on April 23rd, 1985 in Negombo.


Dilan Zúñiga is a soccer player for the Colo-Colo and Colo-Colo B. Dilan was born on March 26th, 1996 in Santiago, Chile. Dilan is also known as Zúñiga Espinoza and Dilan Patricio.


Dilan was born in 1976.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Dilan


Erik Dilan is a Member of the New York Assembly from the 54th District, Member of the New York City Council from the 37th District, and Member of theNew York City Councilfrom the 37th District. He was most prominent from 2015 to 2013. Erik was born on May 11th, 1974 in Brooklyn.


Muhamad Salih Dilan was a poet, arabic maqam, and singing. Muhamad was born in 1927 in Sulaymaniyah. He died on October 28th, 1990.


How popular is the baby name Dilan in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1980 5 0 5
1985 5 0 5
1987 9 0 9
1988 6 0 6
1990 11 0 11
1991 36 0 36
1992 59 0 59
1993 59 0 59
1994 59 0 59
1995 53 0 53
1996 61 6 55
1997 61 0 61
1998 89 0 89
1999 80 0 80
2000 92 0 92
2001 88 6 82
2002 89 0 89
2003 152 14 138
2004 131 9 122
2005 139 6 133
2006 152 0 152
2007 147 0 147
2008 167 6 161
2009 239 0 239
2010 257 0 257
2011 185 7 178
2012 194 8 186
2013 245 9 236
2014 276 6 270
2015 240 0 240
2016 209 9 200
2017 229 0 229
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Dilan

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Dilan as a first name

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Popularity of Dilan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dilan U.S.
  White 9.24% 64.26%
  African American 5.22% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 14.46% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.41% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 68.67% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dilan

People with the last name Dilan are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Dilan

  • How Popular is the name Dilan? Dilan is the 4,481st most popular name of all time. As a last name Dilan was the 77,012th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dilan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,824 babies born with the first name Dilan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dilan to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dilan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1980 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Dilan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dilan is Friday, November 14th, 1969.
  • What year had the most people named Dilan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dilan was in 2014 with a total of 270 babies.
  • Random Dilan Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dilan is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 9 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Dilan: Your name in reverse order is Nalid. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ianld. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dilan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 249 people with the last name Dilan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dilan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dilan as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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