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Gender Masculine
Scripts Δίων(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. DEE-ahn(English)
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Meaning & History

Short form of DIONYSIOS and other Greek names beginning with the Greek element Διός (Dios) meaning "of ZEUS". This was the name of a 4th-century BC tyrant of Syracuse. It has been used as an American given name since the middle of the 20th century.

Related Names

VariantDeon(English)
Feminine FormsDenice, Denise, Dione, Dionne, Deonne(English)
Other Languages & CulturesDeion, Deon(African American) Dzianis(Belarusian) Dionysius(Biblical) Denis(Croatian) Denis(Czech) Dennis(Dutch) Denis(French) Denis, Dennis(German) Dionysios(Greek) Dénes(Hungarian) Dionisio(Italian) Tenney(Medieval English) Dionísio(Portuguese) Dênis, Diniz(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Dinis(Portuguese (European)) Denis, Dionisie(Romanian) Denis(Russian) Denis, Dionýz(Slovak) Denis(Slovene) Dionisio(Spanish) Denys(Ukrainian)

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