Dillon Name Meaning & Origin
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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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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Matt Dillon, American actor
Dillon Dube, professional junior ice hockey player (Kelowna Rockets)
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Dillon, Texas is the fictional town from the TV show "Friday Night Lights"