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Dean Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Dean is of English origin.

The meaning of Dean is "valley".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 221 in baby name popularity for boys with 1700 occurrences.  It ranked 14943 in popular baby names for girls with 6 occurrences. 

View the Dean Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Dean has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Dean to other names.


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Related Names

Dean is a form of the name Dinah.

Variants of the name Dean include Dane, Dene.

The name Deana is a form of Dean.

Other Tidbits

Dean falls into the landform name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Dean Martin.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Dean in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Dean.

Just for fun, see the name Dean in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Dean in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.