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What does Deacon mean?

Deacon Pronunciation of Deacon as a boys' name is pronounced DEE-ken. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Deacon is "dusty one; servant; messenger". A deacon is a ministerial assistant in a Christian congregation. Football player Deacon Jones.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, servant, messenger (prophet)


VARIANTS Deakin, Deecon, Deekon, Deke, Dekel, Dekle, Diakonos



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How popular is Deacon?

Deacon is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#9263 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Deacon entered the list in 2000 and reached its peak position of #421 in the U.S. in 2014, and is presently at #486. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Similar Names

Deacon is alike in pronunciation to Deccan, Dekwan, Dekwohn and Dequan. Other recommended sound-alike names are Beacon, Beamon, Dacian, Dagan, Dagen, Dagon, Dajohn, Dajon, Dalon, Damon, Danon, Daron, Davon, Dawson, Dayson, Dean, Deavon, Deegan, Deion, Dejohn, Dejon, Dejuan, Deleon, Delmon, Delon, Delron, Delton, Delvon, Deon, Deron, Derron, Dervon, Desean, Deshan, Deshon, Deston, Deveon, Devion, Devlon, Devon, Devron, Dexton, Deyon, Dixon, Dowson, Draco, Dracon, Drakon, Dyson, Hacon, Kealon, Keaton, Macon, Nealon and Seaton. These names tend to be more commonly used than Deacon.

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