What does Donovan mean?
(male) Daynovan, Dinovan, ..
(female) Donova, Donovana, .. Middle name pairings:
Donovan Clinton (D.C.), ..
How popular is Donovan?
Donovan is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#667 out of 1220, Top 55%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#799 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Donovan entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its peak position of #176 in the U.S. in 2003, and is currently at #282. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Donavan (#1661 from current records) and Donavon are the popular alternative forms of Donovan (#282 from current records). These forms of Donovan were popular with parents in the year 2003 (adoption of 0.1%) and are somewhat less common today (adoption 0.1%, ▼45%).
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Conan, Conlan, Danon, Delavan, Delevan (see Delvin), Deloran, Denman, Devan▼, Doan, Dolan, Donal, Donau, Donn, Donnan, Donohoe, Donohue, Dontae, Dontay, Doogan, Doran, Dorian▲, Doron, Dorran, Dorrian, Dougan, Douggan (see Dugan), Dowan, Duncan, Dunstan, Giovan, Jovan, Monahan, Ronan▲ and Soloman. These names tend to be less commonly used than Donovan.See names in meaning and etymology.