Devon has been a popular name since the mid-twentieth century in America. It originated as a name option to represent the county of Devon in Great Britain. As of last year, it is a top 700 name for boys or girls.
Meaning and Origin of the name Devon:
Devon is a name for a boy or girl of English origin meaning “from the tribe of Dumnonii” or “deep valley dwellers.”
Devon originates from the seaside county of Devon in England. The name of this county is derived from the Dumnonii people, who were a Celtic tribe. Devon may come from the Dumnonii word “Devnent” (meaning “deep valley dwellers”).
Symbolism of the name Devon:
Devon means “from the tribe of Dumnonii” as it was created by families to represent the town spelled the same where they were from. Again, this place was one location where the Dumnonii resided.
Nicknames for the name Devon:
The more common nickname for Devon is Dev. There are other nicknames for Devon for you to choose from. Check out the list below of nicknames. All of these options work for a boy or a girl.
Style of the name Devon:
Gender of the name Devon:
Devon is a unisex baby name, but boys more commonly are given it.
Pronunciation of the name Devon:
Number of syllables in the name Devon:
Emotion evoked from the name Devon:
Devon is a strong baby name for either gender. It does feel natural and approachable, despite this inner strength.
Alternative spellings for the name Devon:
Popularity of the name Devon:
The baby name Devon became rank 957 on the top 1,000 list in the year 1960. It was a top 200 name from 1988 to 2006, ranking at its highest in 1994 at 117. As of 2020, Devon is rank 672 for boys or girls.
Related names for the name Devon:
Great middle names for Devon and their meanings:
- George (farmer)
- Flynn (descendent of Flann)
- Samuel (God has heard)
- Harlowe (rock hill)
- Harper (harp player)
- Blake (swarthy, dark-haired)
- Jade (stone of the side)
- Jules (downy-haired, shiny, father)
Famous people with the name Devon:
- Devon Bostick (actor, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”)
- Devon Wylie (NFL player)
- Devon Still (NFL player)
- Devon Werkheiser (actor, “Bad Sister”)
- Devon Alexander (boxer)
- Devon Aoki (actress, “2 Fast 2 Furious”)
- Devon Anderson (politician)
- Devon Windsor (model)
Devons in popular culture:
- Devon White (character from “The Office”)
- Devon Woodcomb (character from “Chuck”)
- Devon Miles (character from “Knight Rider”)
- Devon Hamilton (character from “The Young and the Restless”)
- Devon McFadden (character from “All My Children”)
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