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What does Devany mean?

Devany Pronunciation of Devany [de-vany] as a girls' name is pronounced DEV-a-nee. It is of Irish origin, and the meaning of Devany is "dark-haired". Variants may be contemporary rhyming blends of Devon and Bethany.

Associated with: irish, dark (black), blends.


Devany has 5 variants: Devaney, Devanie, Devenny, Devinee and Devony.

12 more related forms via Bethany, Devon: Devan, Devana, Devanna, Deven, Devenne, Devin, Devona, Devonna, Devonne, Devvon, Devyn and Devynn.

Creative forms:
(female) Dovany, Tavany, ..

(male) Devaan, Devary, ..

Middle name pairings:
Devany Araceli (D.A.), ..

How popular is Devany?

Devany is a rare first name for women but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#54522 out of 150436, Top 36%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Bethany (#420 from recent data), Devan, Deven, Devin (#1865), Devon, Devona and Devyn (#1026) are the prominent alternative forms of Devany (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Devana, are seldom used. These relations of Devany were at the peak of their popularity in 1991 (average #835) and have become much less widespread since (#1615, 82.7% less usage), with versions like Devan becoming less fashionable. Devyn is the most chic birth name in this compilation. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Devona, Devyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Devany is alike in pronunciation to Daveney, Daviana, Davina, Devina and Divina. Other recommended names are Dabny (see Dabney), Dany, Daviane, Davine, Davynn, Deana, Deane, Deann, Deeana, Deeane, Deeann, Dejana, Delainy, Delana, Delancy, Delane, Delaney, Delany, Denay, Denny, Deva, Devery, Devinne, Devvin, Divine, Levana, Melany and Vevay. These names tend to be more commonly used than Devany.

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