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What does Dev mean?

Dev Pronunciation of Dev [dev] as a boys' name is pronounced dev. It is of English origin. Short form of names beginning with Dev-.

Affiliated boy name: Devin.


Creative forms:
(male) Deev, Der, ..

(female) Deda, Dein, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dev Louie (D.L.), ..

How popular is Dev?

Dev is a rare first name for men but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#79394 out of 150436, Top 53%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Dev entered the list in 2001 and reached its peak rank of #1234 in the U.S. in 2009, and is presently at #1541. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Devin (#261 via latest list) is the only other popular varying form of Dev (#1541 via latest list). These forms of Dev reached the height of their popularity 2 decades ago (usage of 0.33%) and are now significantly less conventional (usage 0.08%, 76.1%), with the form Devin becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dev, Devin in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Dev is alike in pronunciation to Dave and Dov. Other recommended names are Bev, De-, Dee, Del, Den, Des, Dex, Lev, Nev and Zev. These names tend to be more frequently used than Dev.