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Dean meaning and name origin
Dean \dean\ as a boy's name is pronounced deen. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Dean is "valley; church official". Place name, or occupational name signifying a church official or the head of a school. The name also means "law" in Hebrew. Actors Dean Cain; Dean Martin; American Secretaries of State Dean Acheson, Dean Rusk.
Dean has 5 variant forms: Deane, Deen, Dene, Deyn and Dino.
For more information, see also the related name Dane.
Baby names that sound like Dean are Dan, Deon, Den and Doan.
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Popularity of Dean
Dean is a very popular first name for men (#173 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#236 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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