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Devan (girl)

What does Devan mean?

Devan Pronunciation of Devan [de-van] as a girls' name (also used more generally as boys' name Devan) is of Old English derivation. Devan is an alternate spelling of Devon (Old English).

Associated with: old english.


Devan has 7 variants: Deven, Devenne, Devin, Devonne, Devvon, Devyn and Devynn.

4 more related forms via Devon: Devana, Devanna, Devona and Devonna.

Creative forms:
(female) Deavan, Devvan, ..

(male) Dedar, Devano, ..

Middle name pairings:
Devan Lola (D.L.), ..

How popular is Devan?

Devan is an unusual given name for females but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#23940 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Devan entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its apex position of #517 in the U.S. in 1991, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Devan name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Devan outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Devan rated in the Top 2000 are Deven, Devin (#1865 last year), Devon, Devona and Devyn (#1026). These forms of Devan were favored by parents in the year 1991 (usage of 0.15%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.01%, 90% less). Devin is a perennial favorite, though Devyn is now the preferred form, while versions like Devon are now somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Devan, Deven, Devin, Devon, Devona, Devyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Devan and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Devan is alike in pronunciation to Daveen, Daviane, Davine, Davynn, Devinne, Devvin and Divine. Other suggested similar names are Aeran, Dea, Deana, Deane, Deann, Deeana, Deeane, Deeann, Deja, Dejah, Dejana, Deka, Dela, Delana, Delane, Delany, Delyn, Dena, Denae, Denah, Denay, Deon, Deren, Deron, Derran, Deryn, Deva, Devaney, Devanie, Devany, Devi, Devina, Devony, Devra, Devri, Dian, Doran, Dova, Dowan (see Dawn), Duwan, Dwan, Dyan, Dylan, Eavan, Evan, Jean, Lean, Megan, Regan and Sean. These names tend to be more frequently used than Devan.

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