Origin:French
Popularity:1795
Meaning:Like a lion; Loyal; Love
Dilan is a boy's given name that originated in the French town of Lyon. Many families from this region took the surname de Lyon, meaning "from Lyon," which eventually became "Dilan." The Anglo-Normans brought Dilan all the way to Co. Westmeath in Ireland in the 12th century. In the Emerald Isle, Dilan came to mean "like a lion" or "loyal," and was associated with brave warriors. Interestingly, Dilan also has roots in Turkish culture, where it means "love." Love and loyalty? Now, there are two traits any new parent would want baby to embody!

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Source: Social Security Administration

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