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What does Den mean?

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


Den has 2 variants: Deon and Dion.

Den has 16 more different forms via Dennis, Dennison: Denies, Denis, Denison, Dennes, Dennet, Denney, Dennie, Denny, Dennys, Dennyson, Denys, Dionisio, Dionysius, Dionysus, Diot and Tennyson.


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)

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Den and associated names. Popular variation forms of Den (#unlisted) are Denis, Dennie, Dennis (#491 last year), Denny, Deon, Dion and Dionisio. Usage of these boy names reached its peak during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.3946%) and is now much lower (usage 0.0727%, down 81.6%), with versions like Dennie, Dennis, Denny, Deon and Dion becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Denis, Dennie, Dennis, Denny, Deon, Dion, Dionisio in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Den is alike in pronunciation to Dain, Dan, Dane, Dann, Dean, Deane, Deen, Deion, Dene, Deonn, Deyn, Deyon, Doan, Don, Donn and Dunn. Other suggested similar baby names are Ben, Dana, Dani, De-, Dee, Del, Des, Dev, Dex, Dino, Dom, Ken, Len, Pen and Ren. These names tend to be more commonly used than Den.