Dean Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Dean:
Transferred use of the surname taken from various place-names composed of the Old English denu (valley). It originally was descriptive of one who lived in or near a valley. Another surname arose from the Middle English deen (dean) and the Old French deien (dean), an occupational name for the presiding official of a cathedral, collegiate church, university, or group. The names are now inextricable.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Dean Martin, American singer and actor
Dean Cain, American actor
Dean Koontz, American author
Dean Norris, American actor
Dean Stockwell, American actor
James Dean, American actor
Dean Ambrose, American wrestler (WWE)
Dean Gibbons, member of Irish boyband HomeTown
Dean Winchester, professional hunter
Dean Turner Saliman (b. 2012), son of American dancer and actress Bree Turner
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Dean Ambrose, WWE wrestler (real name Jonathan Good)
Fellow Gryffindor Dean Thomas attends Hogwarts with Harry Potter.
Dean Forester (played by Jared Padalecki) on the TV show "Gilmore Girls."
Dean Winchester (played by Jensen Ackles) on the TV show "Supernatural".
Dean Moriarty, one of the protagonists in Kerouac's "On the Road"
Dean McCoppin from the movie "The Iron Giant," a scrap-metal artist and the coolest and sanest adult character.
Tori Spelling’s husband Dean shares the spotlight in their reality TV series.
Peter "Dean" Moriarty on the kids shows wizards of waverly place