Devon Name Meaning & Origin

Devon

Pronunciation: DEH-vən, də-VAHN (key)

Origin of the name Devon:

Borrowed from the Irish, Devin is derived from the Gaelic dámh (a poet). Var: Devan, Deven, Devon, Devyn.

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My older brothers name is Devon, and he is smart, out going, and fun to be around. Just like his twin brother Connor.

One of my best friends name is Devon and he is hilarious. I love him to bits and we've known each other since we were 5. He is really nice and always sees the best in people.

Nicknames for Devon: | Edit

Dev, Von, Devvy/Devi

Meanings and history of the name Devon: | Edit

Devon is the name of a county in the Southwest of England, known for beautiful little seaside villages, wild moors, and a history that includes pirates and smugglers. The name may mean "defender" and refer to the Celtic inhabitants who fought off Anglo Saxon invaders during the dark ages. While parents may choose to change the spelling of the Irish name Devin to Devon, while retaining the Gaelic meaning "poet", the unaltered name Devon relates to the English county.

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Devon Murray ~ Seamus Finnigan from Harry Potter
Devon Sawa - Canadian Actor best known for Final Destination

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Devon Flute in book 'Thursday's Child' by Sonya Hartnett

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