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What does Den mean?

Den [den] as a boys' name is of Old English derivation, and Den means "follower of Dionysius; son of Dennis". Den is a version of Dennis (English, Greek): also variation of Dionysius. Den is also a variation of Dennison (Old English).

Associated with: old english, follower (servant).


Den has 2 variants: Deon and Dion.

Den has 10 more different relations via Dennis, Dennison: Denies, Denis, Dennes, Dennet, Denney, Dennie, Denny, Dennys, Denys and Diot.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Dei, Teen, ..

(female) Dein, Dendi, ..

How popular is Den?

Den is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#60230 out of 150436, Top 40%). (2000 U.S. Census)


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

Below is a charted comparison of the statistics of the boy name Den and associated names. Popular variation forms of Den (not in Top 2000) are Denis (#1547 from recent data), Dennie, Dennis (#491), Denny, Deon (#1029) and Dion (#1153). Other variants, like Dennet, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Den reached its peak 64 years ago (average #772) and is now much lower (#1370, down 95%), with versions like Denis becoming less stylish. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Denis, Dennie, Dennis, Denny, Deon, Dion in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Denis, Dennis outside U.S.

Similar Names


Den is alike in pronunciation to Dain, Daine, Dan, Dane, Dann, Dayne, Dean, Deen, Deion, Dejuan, Dene, Deonn, Dewain, Dewonn, Dewuan, Deyon, Doan, Doane, Don, Donn, Dowan, Duane, Dunn, Dunne and Dwain. Other suggested similar names are Ben, De-, Dee, Del, Des, Dev, Dex, Ken, Len, Pen and Ren. These names tend to be more commonly used than Den.