Devon: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Devon

Devon

Pronunciation: DEHV-ən (key)

Origin of the name Devon:

A borrowing of the Irish male name derived from the Gaelic dámh (a poet). Var: Devan.

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Devin

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I love my name, it's not common with girls which is nice. You do have the occasional idiot that tells you "that's a boy's name" or asks if your parents were "hoping for a boy" but I've had many more people tell me they love my name. I wouldn't change my name for the world, I've always loved it and have enjoyed teaching the occasional idiot some manners over the years.

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well if you have an evil teacher they call you county hense the nickname

just dont call your child it its not nice they will get told its a place and oh yeah its weird i have to live with this name and its not helpfull that my second name is summer oh is it sunny in devon devon summer ok thats not funny

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Devie....Dev Dev....Dev....D....County(LOL)

Meanings and history of the name Devon: | Edit

Devon is the name of a beautiful county in the Southwest of England, also known as Devonshire. The name may mean "defender", and refer to the Celtic inhabitants who defended the area from Anglo-Saxon invaders during the dark ages. While some parents may chose to vary the spelling of the Irish "Devin" to Devon, while retaining the Gaelic meaning of "poet", the original meaning of Devon is unrelated.

It is a nice but annoying name for anyone who has it (ME)

Famous real-life people named Devon: | Edit

Devon Anderson (born 1987), English actor
Devon Aoki (born 1982), Japanese-American supermodel and actress
Devon Gearhart (born 1995), American actor
Devon Gummersall (born 1978), American television and film actor
Devon Hughes (aka 'Brother Devon', born 1972), professional wrestler
Devon Kershaw (born 1982), Canadian cross country skier
Devon Malcolm (born 1963), English cricketer
Devon McTavish (born 1984), American soccer player
Devon Michaels (born 1970), American porn actress
Devon Morris (born 1961), Jamaican sprinter
Devon Murray (born 1988), Irish actor who plays Seamus Finnigan in the Harry Potter movies
Devon Odessa (born 1974), American actress and film producer
Devon Nicholson, Canadian professional wrestler
Devon (born 1977), American porn actress
Devon, Canadian rapper
Devon (Devon Song, born 1980), lead male vocalist in Taiwanese band Nan Quan Ma Ma
Devon Sawa (born 1978), Canadian actor
Devon Sproule (born 1982), American musician
Devon Smith (born 1981), West Indian cricketer
Devon Soltendieck (born 1985), Canadian MuchMusic VJ
Devon Storm (Chris Ford), American professional wrestler
Devon Werkheiser (born 1991), actor
Devon Williams, member of Los Angeles melodic pop punk band Osker
Devon White (born 1962), baseball player
Devon White (born 1964), soccer player

Devon in song, story & screen: | Edit

Devon White, character from the US TV series The Office
Devon MacLeish, character from US TV series Buffy The Vampire Slayer
"The Secret Identity of Devon Delaney"-Book

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