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What does Deshawn mean?

Deshawn Pronunciation of Deshawn [de-shawn] 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.

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

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

(female) Deshais, Deshana, ..

Middle name pairings:
Deshawn Dante (D.D.), ..

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)

Deshawn entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its top rank of #408 in the U.S. in 1994, and is currently at #995. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Deshawn name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Deshawn (#995 the previous year) are Shawn (#352 the previous year), Dashawn (#1472), Deshaun (#1747), Desean (#1846), Dashaun, Deshon, Dejuan and Dasean. Other variants, like Dashonn, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Deshawn was at its apex 45 years ago (average #1379) and is now significantly diminished (#1601, down 88.5%), with forms such as Dashawn 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.