Donavon is one of many ways to spell the Irish surname and given name Donovan. While the original spelling has been one of the top 1,000 baby names for boys in the United States for well over a century, Donavon has only been on and off the list a few times since the 1970s. However you spell it, Donavon pairs well with a variety classic and trendy middle names, and it comes with a few fun nicknames.

Meaning of the name Donavon:

Irish: Dark prince or dark warrior

Origin of the name Donavon:

Donavon is a derivative of the Irish surname Donnabhán. It was formed by combining the Gaelic words “donn,” which means “princely,” and “dubh,” which means “black.” It was most likely a nickname for a 10th century Munster King that meant “little dark prince.”

Symbolism of the name Donavon:

Parents may see Donavon as a symbolic name if their baby has darker skin, hair, or eyes. They may also see it as a symbol that their new baby is a little prince. Finally, they may see it as a nod to their Irish or Gaelic heritage.

Style of the name Donavon:


Gender of the name Donavon:

Donavon is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Donavon:


Number of syllables in the name Donavon:


Emotion evoked from the name Donavon:

The baby name Donavon evokes images of someone who is confident and enjoys performing in front of a crowd.

Alternative spellings for the name Donavon:

  • Donovan 
  • Donovon
  • Donavan
  • Donivan
  • Donivon

Nicknames for the name Donavon:

Popularity of the name Donavon:

According to the Social Security Administration, Donavon was a top 1,000 baby name for boys in the United States on and off between 1971 and 2000. It never made it out of the 900s, and it last ranked at number 968 in 2000.

Related names for the name Donavon:

Great middle names for Donavon and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Donavon:

  • Donavon Frankenreiter (musician and surfer)

Donavons in popular culture: