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Meaning and Name Origin

Deshawn \d(e)-sha-wn\ as a boys' name is pronounced de-SHAWN. It is of American origin. Modern name: Shawn with the De- prefix. See also Da-.


Deshawn has 7 variants: D'Shawn, Dashaun, Dashawn, Desean, Deshane, Deshaun and Deshon.

Deshawn has 22 more alternative forms via Da-, De-, Shawn: Dajuan, Daquan, Dasean, Dashae, Dashonn, Dejohn, Dejon, Dejuan, Deleon, Delon, Deloran, Demar, Demarr, Deron, Deshay, Deval, Devane, Devaun, Devonn, Dewayne, Shaun and Shawnn.


Deshawn is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#1084 out of 1220, Top 89%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Deshawn for boys. Deshawn entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its top rank of #408 in the U.S. in 1994, and is currently at #873. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Deshawn name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Deshawn outside U.S.

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Deshawn and associated names. Prominent alternative forms of Deshawn (#873 the previous year) ranked in the Top 1000 are Shawn (#323 the previous year), Shaun (#742), Dewayne, Deshaun, Desean, Dashawn, Dejon, Dejuan, Deron and Daquan. Adoption of these boy names was at its apex in the year 1994 and is now significantly less, with forms such as Shaun, Deshawn, Dashawn, Dewayne and Deron falling out of style. Shawn (#323) is the most trendy birth name here. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Daquan, Dashawn, Dejon, Dejuan, Deron, Desean, Deshaun, Deshawn, Dewayne, Shaun, Shawn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shaun, Shawn outside U.S.

Similar Names

Deshawn is alike in pronunciation to Deshan. Another recommended similar baby name is Leshawn. These names tend to be less frequently used than Deshawn.