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Dion

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

(c.408–353).

Son of Hipparinus, Dionysius I's father-in-law. A disciple of Plato from 388/7, married Dionysius' daughter Arete and became his most trusted minister and...

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Dion

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 84 words.

French: habitational name from any of various places called Dion(s) and Dionne, all apparently derived from a Gaulish element divon-

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Dion

Patrick Hanks, Kate Hardcastle and Flavia Hodges.

in A Dictionary of First Names

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 4 words.

(French)

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Dion

Patrick Hanks, Kate Hardcastle and Flavia Hodges.

in A Dictionary of First Names

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 50 words.

(French)

, from Latin Dio (genitive Dionis), a short form of the various names of Greek origin containing as

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Dion

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 80 words.

Current frequencies: GB 77, Ireland 0 • GB frequency 1881: 46 • Main GB location 1881: Lincs

French:

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Deon

Patrick Hanks, Kate Hardcastle and Flavia Hodges.

in A Dictionary of First Names

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 6 words.

Variant spelling of Dion.

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Dionne

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 35 words.

French: variant spelling of Dion.

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Dionne

Patrick Hanks, Kate Hardcastle and Flavia Hodges.

in A Dictionary of First Names

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 21 words.

Feminine form of Dion, associated chiefly with the African American singer Dionne Warwick (b. 1940 as Marie Dionne

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