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Donovan Meaning


What does Donovan mean?

The name Donovan is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Donovan is "dark".

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "descendant of Donndubhan".

Donovan is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 7 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Do-no-van.

The Given Name Donovan

Donovan is a variant of Donavan. See Donavan for further details.

Donovan is good for parents who want a name that is enchanting and fearless.

Luminous yet classic, the name is a great blend of character and flair.

Donovan is also great as a middle name.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Donovan Phillips Leitch.

Donovan Popularity

In the U.S. in 2016, it ranked 306 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,148 occurrences. It ranked 16,827 in baby name popularity for girls with 5 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 282 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,297 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

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

Donovan Related Names

Donovan is a variant of Donavan.

Famous Donovans

  • Donovan Phillips Leitch ~ Folk Musician

Donovan Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Donovan.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Donovan Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Donovan.

Just for fun, see the name Donovan 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 Donovan in Nautical Flags page.