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What does Deshawn mean?

Deshawn /de-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-.

Associated with: modern


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

Deshawn has 6 more alternative forms via Da-, De-, Shawn: Dasean, Dashae, Dashonn, Dejuan, Deshay and Devaun.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Deshano, Deshary, ..

(female) Deshaina, Deshana, ..

How popular is Deshawn?

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)


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

Presented below is the baby name history 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. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 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 history of Deshawn and associated names. Prominent alternative forms of Deshawn (#873 the previous year) are Shawn (#323 the previous year), Dashawn (#1376), Desean (#1606), Deshaun (#1785), Dashaun, Deshon, Dejuan and Dasean. Other variants, like Dashonn, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Deshawn was at its apex 44 years ago (average #1379) and is now significantly diminished (#1551, down 87.2%), with the form Shawn going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Deshawn, Dasean, Dashaun, Dashawn, Dejuan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Desean, Deshaun, Deshon, Shawn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Deshawn is alike in pronunciation to Deshan. Other recommended names are Darshan, Dathan, Dean, Deccan, Declan, Deegan, Dekwan, Delman, Demyan, Denham, Denman, Dequan, Deshad (see Deshan), Deshal (see Deshan), Destan, Destin, Deston, Devan, Dewain, Dewuan (see Dejuan), Dustan, Keyshawn, Lashawn, Leshawn, Marshawn, Rashawn and Rayshawn. These names tend to be less frequently used than Deshawn.