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Devon Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Devon is of English origin.

The meaning of Devon is "from devonshire".  

It is also of Irish origin, where its meaning is "poet".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 2255  in baby name popularity for girls with 82 occurrences.  It ranked 528 in popular baby names for boys with 522 occurrences. 

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


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Related Names

Variants of the name Devon include Devan, Deven, Devin, Devyn.

Other Tidbits

Devon falls into the place name category.

Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Devon.

Just for fun, see the name Devon 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 Devon 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.