Meaning and Origin of: Dion

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Greek : Daughter of heaven
  • African American : God of wine and revelry
  • Greek : Short form of Dennis
  • Greek : Fine wine lover
  • Greek : Celebration
  • Mythology : God of wine

Last name origin & meaning:

  • French : habitational name from any of various places called Dion(s) and Dionne, all apparently derived from a Gaulish element divon- ‘(sacred) spring’. Compare Dee 3.
  • The earliest Dion on record in North America, from La Rochelle, France, was married in Quebec city in 1672. The name is sometimes rendered in English as <xref>Young</xref>.

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