Dillon

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62k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dillon

"Dillon" is a name of Welsh origin, and it means "Born from the Ocean". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. A surname​ of Irish origin.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A municipality in Colorado
  4. A city in Montana
  5. A village in Saskatchewan
  6. A county seat in South Carolina

Notable Persons Named Dillon

Maika Monroe is an actress, kiteboarder, and kitesurfing. Maika was given the name Dillon Monroe Buckley on May 29th, 1993 in Santa Barbara, California, U.S.

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Dillon Tate is a baseball player for the Texas Rangers and Texas Rangers (baseball). Dillon was born on May 1st, 1994 in Claremont, California.

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Dillon Francis is a moombahton, electro house, trap music, progressive house, and dubstep disc jockey, record producer, and internet celebrity. He has been prominent since 2005. Dillon was given the name Dillon Hart Francis on October 5th, 1987 in Los Angeles, California, US. Dillon is also known as DJ Hanzel.

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Dillon is an electronic music singer-songwriter. She was most prominent from 2008 to present. Dillon was given the name Dominique Dillon de Byington on April 29th, 1988 in São Paulo. Dillon is also known as Dillon.

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Dillon Casey is an actor and producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to present. Dillon was given the name Dillon Francis Casey on October 29th, 1983 in Dallas, Texas, U.S.

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Dillon Freasier is an actor. He was most active from 2007 to 2007. Dillon was born in 1996 in Fort Davis, Texas.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Dillon

Matt Dillon is an actor and director. Matt was given the name Matthew Raymond Dillon on February 18th, 1964 in New Rochelle, New York.

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Kevin Dillon is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1983 to present. Kevin was given the name Kevin Brady Dillon on August 19th, 1965 in Mamaroneck, New York, U.S.

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Maxwell "Max" Dillon is a comics character.

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Melinda Dillon is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1963. Melinda was given the name Melinda Rose Dillon on October 13th, 1939 in Hope, Arkansas, U.S.

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Danica was given the name Ashley Stamm-Northup on January 4th, 1987 in Ohio.

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Steve Dillon is a comics creator.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1892 6 0 6
1895 6 0 6
1911 8 0 8
1912 6 0 6
1913 16 0 16
1914 15 0 15
1915 14 0 14
1916 22 0 22
1917 18 0 18
1918 15 0 15
1919 13 0 13
1920 21 0 21
1921 19 0 19
1922 17 0 17
1923 19 0 19
1924 18 0 18
1925 15 0 15
1926 20 0 20
1927 13 0 13
1928 18 0 18
1929 9 0 9
1930 14 0 14
1931 15 0 15
1932 14 0 14
1933 10 0 10
1934 16 0 16
1935 12 0 12
1936 11 0 11
1937 9 0 9
1938 11 0 11
1939 11 0 11
1940 5 0 5
1941 9 0 9
1942 8 0 8
1943 14 0 14
1944 10 0 10
1945 8 0 8
1946 13 0 13
1947 8 0 8
1948 6 0 6
1949 11 0 11
1950 7 0 7
1951 6 0 6
1952 13 0 13
1953 8 0 8
1954 12 0 12
1955 7 0 7
1956 8 0 8
1957 8 0 8
1959 6 0 6
1960 7 0 7
1961 11 0 11
1962 10 0 10
1963 9 0 9
1964 5 0 5
1965 9 0 9
1966 9 0 9
1967 9 0 9
1968 7 0 7
1969 7 0 7
1970 16 0 16
1971 21 0 21
1972 20 0 20
1973 39 0 39
1974 51 0 51
1975 47 0 47
1976 53 0 53
1977 71 0 71
1978 71 0 71
1979 98 0 98
1980 167 0 167
1981 160 0 160
1982 169 0 169
1983 229 0 229
1984 275 0 275
1985 380 0 380
1986 608 7 601
1987 708 7 701
1988 795 10 785
1989 1,038 11 1,027
1990 1,693 11 1,682
1991 3,649 16 3,633
1992 5,080 20 5,060 #73 boy name
1993 4,313 29 4,284 #90 boy name
1994 3,550 18 3,532
1995 3,049 16 3,033
1996 3,041 18 3,023
1997 2,909 21 2,888
1998 2,856 18 2,838
1999 2,692 10 2,682
2000 2,273 10 2,263
2001 2,155 14 2,141
2002 1,861 14 1,847
2003 2,029 21 2,008
2004 1,980 29 1,951
2005 1,911 14 1,897
2006 1,622 14 1,608
2007 1,568 20 1,548
2008 1,338 30 1,308
2009 1,153 24 1,129
2010 1,068 16 1,052
2011 901 26 875
2012 895 25 870
2013 821 26 795
2014 819 36 783
2015 708 28 680
2016 697 37 660

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Popularity of Dillon as a first name

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Popularity of Dillon as a last name

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Common last names for Dillon

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Taylor
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dillon U.S.
  White 84.36% 64.26%
  African American 9.70% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.72% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.98% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.65% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.58% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dillon

People with the last name Dillon are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Dillon

  • How Popular is the name Dillon? Dillon is the 862nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Dillon was the 683rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dillon have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 62,328 babies born with the first name Dillon in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dillon to occupy the territory of Greenland (Denmark) with an estimated population of 56,749 (as of January 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dillon? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1892 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Dillon first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dillon is Saturday, August 14th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Dillon born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dillon was in 1992 with a total of 5,060 babies. That's a lot of babies named Dillon!
  • Random Dillon Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dillon ranks 74th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 29 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Dillon: Your name in reverse order is Nollid. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ldoinl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dillon? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 50,465 people with the last name Dillon.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dillon? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 17 of them will have Dillon as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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