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What does Delavan mean?

Delavan Pronunciation of Delavan [dela-van] as a boys' name. Delavan means "godly friend; proud friend; bright friend". Delavan is a variant form of Delvin (Old English, Irish).

Associated with: friend, proud (noble), bright.


Delavan has 1 variant: Delevan.

5 more relations via Delvin: Dellwin, Delvon, Delwin, Delwyn and Delwynn.

Creative forms:
(male) Delaran, Dolavan, ..

(female) Delaan, Deladan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Delavan Freddy (D.F.), ..

How popular is Delavan?

Delavan is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#51945 out of 150436, Top 35%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Delavan (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Delvin, Delvon, Delwin and Delwyn. These relations of Delavan were at the peak of their popularity during 1930-1939 (median #1610). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Delvin, Delvon, Delwin, Delwyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Delavan and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Alvan, Beagan, Beaman, Beavan, Beltran, Bevvan, Claran, Daelan, Dagan, Daman, Daran, Davar, Daven, Davin, Davon, Davyan, Deacon, Deakin, Dean, Deavon, Deccan, Declan, Dejuan, Delaine, Delainy, Delane, Delaney, Delani, Delanie, Delano, Delany, Delfin, Delman, Delmar, Delmon, Delon, Deloran, Delorean, Delphin, Delray, Delton, Denman, Derrian, Dervon, Desean, Deshan, Destan, Deval, Devan, Devaun, Devin, Devon, Dewain, Dillan, Dolan, Donavan, Donavon, Donovan, Draven, Dylan, Dyllan, Felan, Galvan, Gavan, Jeavan, Keagan, Kellan, Kelvan, Lavan, Meldan, Nevan, Seaman, Solaman, Sylvan and Teagan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Delavan.

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