What does Dev mean?
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.
(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)
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.