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What does Deacon mean?

Deacon /dea-con/ as a boys' name is pronounced DEE-ken. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Deacon is "dusty one; servant; messenger". A deacon is a ministerial assistant in a Christian congregation. Football player Deacon Jones.


Deacon has 7 variants: Deakin, Deecon, Deekon, Deke, Dekel, Dekle and Diakonos.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Daicon, Dencon, ..

(female) Deaconna, Deaconney, ..

How popular is Deacon?

Deacon is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#9263 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name history of Deacon for boys. Deacon entered the list in 2000 and reached its peak position of #421 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names


Deacon is alike in pronunciation to Deccan, Dekwan, Dekwohn and Dequan. Other recommended names are Beacon, Beamon, Dacian, Dagan, Dagen, Dagon, Dajohn, Dajon, Dalon, Damon, Danon, Daron, Davon, Dawson, Dayson, Dean, Deavon, Deegan, Deion, Dejohn, Dejon, Dejuan, Deleon, Delmon, Delon, Delron, Delton, Delvon, Deon, Deron, Derron, Dervon, Desean, Deshan, Deshon, Deston, Deveon, Devion, Devlon, Devon, Devron, Dexton, Deyon, Dixon, Dowson, Draco, Dracon, Drakon, Dyson, Hacon, Kealon, Keaton, Macon, Nealon and Seaton. These names tend to be more commonly used than Deacon.