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What does Den mean?

Den Pronunciation of 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 respelling of Dionysius. Den is also a variation of Dennison (Old English).


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, follower (servant)



OTHER FORMS VIA DENNIS, DENNISON Denies, Denis, Dennes, Dennet, Denney, Dennie, Denny, Dennys, Denys, Diot



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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)

Which version is better?

Popular variation forms of Den (NOT IN TOP 2000) are Denis (#1746 FROM RECENT DATA), Dennie, Dennis (#511), Denny, Deon (#1075) and Dion (#1281). Other variants, like Dennet, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Den reached its peak 66 years ago (AVERAGE #772) and is now much lower (#1435, DOWN 95%), with versions like Denny becoming less stylish. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2016)

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-sounding names are Ben, De-, Dee, Del, Des, Dev, Dex, Ken, Len, Pen and Ren. These names tend to be more commonly used than Den.

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