Meaning and Origin of: Dillon
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Boy name origins & meanings:
- Irish : Faithful
- Welsh : Sea
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Family name origins & meanings:
- English and French : from the Germanic personal name Dillo (of uncertain origin, perhaps a byname from the root dīl ‘destroy’), introduced to Britain from France by the Normans.
- English : habitational name from Dilwyn near Hereford, recorded in 1138 as Dilun, probably from Old English dīglum, dative plural of dīgle ‘recess’, ‘retreat’, i.e. ‘at the shady or secret places’.
- Irish (of Norman origin) : altered form of de Leon (see Lyon).
- Irish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duilleáin ‘descendant of Duilleán’, a personal name, a variant of Dallán meaning ‘little blind one’.
- Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : of uncertain origin; either an ornamental name from the Biblical place name Dilon (Joshua 15:38), or an altered form of Sephardic de León (see Lyon).