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pinWhat 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).


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: Daden, Denda, Dendo. [more]

pinHow 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)

Below is a charted comparison of the statistics of the boy name Den and associated names. Popular variation forms of Den (not in Top 1000) are Denis, Dennie, Dennis (#491 from recent data), Denny, Deon and Dion. Other variants, like Dennet, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Den reached its peak 44 years ago (average #539) and is somewhat lower today (#915, down 82%), with versions like Denis becoming less stylish. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)

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

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

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