What does Dean mean?
Dean /dean/ as a boys' 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.
Related boy name: Dane.more]
How popular is Dean?
Dean is a very prominent first name for males (#173 out of 1220, Top 14%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#250 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name statistics of Dean for boys. Dean reached its peak position of #88 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, and is currently at #221. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent alternative forms of Dean (#221 in 2014) rated in the Top 1000 are Dane (#625 in 2014), Deane and Dino. These relations of Dean reached the top of their popularity during 1960-1969 (median #525) and are somewhat less popular today (#711, 39% less). Dean is the continual favorite, although Dane appears to be becoming a favorite too, while Dino is now less common.
Thinking of names?
Dean▲ is alike in pronunciation to Dain, Daine, Dan▼, Dann, Dayne, Deion▼, Deon▼, Deonn, Dewain, Dewayne▼, Dewonn, Dewuan, Deyon, Doan, Don▼, Donne, Dowan, Duane▼, Duayne, Dunn, Dunne, Duwain, Dwaine, Dwane and Dwayne▼. Other recommended similar baby names are Aman, Ban, Bran, Daelan, Dag, Dagan, Dal, Daman, Dana▼, Dani, Deakin, Deante, Deavon, Declan▲, Dekwan, Delano▼, Delany, Dell▼, Demyan, Denny▼, Dequan▼, Destan, Devan▼, Dex, Dray, Eban, Euan, Evan▲, Fegan, Frean, Gyan, Ian▲, Ilan, Iman, Jean▼, Jeran, Jevan, Kean, Kegan▼, Kelan, Kenan, Kevan, Kian▲, Nevan, Regan, Ryan▲, Sean▲, Twan, Van▼ and Zan. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dean.