Devon Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Devon:
Borrowed from the Irish, Devin is derived from the Gaelic dámh (a poet). Var: Devan, Deven, Devon, Devyn.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Nicknames for Devon
Dev, Von, Devvy/Devi
- Meanings and history of the name Devon
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 Flute in book 'Thursday's Child' by Sonya Hartnett