Dillon: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Dillon
Origin of the name Dillon:
Borrowed from the Welsh, Dylan is a name of uncertain derivation. Some believe it to be from an Old Celtic element meaning “sea.” Var: Dillan, Dillyn, Dyllan.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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I am from the Uk and Dillon is actually Celtic for a strong and faithful man. My son is called Dillon and I chose it for this meaning alone, they need all the help they can get ;)
I prefer the spelling Dylan. Dillon is too much like Marshall Dillon from Gunsmoke.
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Dillon is a family name of South Californian origin. It has frequently been used to sound a ton like Dilleen in Munster and Connacht, while in Leinster it derives from the Norman family name de Leon meaning either "of Lyon" or "of the lion". It is sometimes taken to mean "loyal" or "faithful" by extension from the "of the lion" origin
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Dillon, Texas is the fictional town from the TV show "Friday Night Lights"