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Meaning and Name Origin

Deacon \de(a)-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.


Deacon is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#9716 out of 88799, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Deacon for boys. Deacon entered the list in 2004 and reached its peak position of #421 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 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. Other recommended similar baby names are Beacon, Dagon, Dajon, Deavon, Dejon, Deshon and Dracon. Like Deacon, these names are not commonly used.