Donovan - Meaning Of Donovan, What Does Donovan Mean?

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Donovan Meaning


What does Donovan mean, popularity, numerology and more.

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.

In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 284 in baby name popularity for boys with 1258 occurrences.  It ranked 17124 in popular baby names for girls with 5 occurrences. 

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 is a variant spelling of Donavan.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Donovan McNabb.

Would you like to fingerspell the name Donovan in American Sign Language?
Then just follow the diagram below.

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.

Looking for something more mystical? Visit the Donovan Numerology page.

Donovan Numerology
Donovan in Hieroglyhics
Donovan in Nautical Flags
Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.

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