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Donovan

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How popular is the baby name Donovan in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1900 8 0 8
1901 7 0 7
1902 7 0 7
1903 9 0 9
1904 9 0 9
1905 12 0 12
1906 9 0 9
1907 9 0 9
1908 5 0 5
1909 8 0 8
1911 12 0 12
1912 26 0 26
1913 28 0 28
1914 35 0 35
1915 45 0 45
1916 49 0 49
1917 40 0 40
1918 46 0 46
1919 54 0 54
1920 61 0 61
1921 69 0 69
1922 52 0 52
1923 75 0 75
1924 65 0 65
1925 75 0 75
1926 66 0 66
1927 78 0 78
1928 93 0 93
1929 85 0 85
1930 93 0 93
1931 98 0 98
1932 107 0 107
1933 80 0 80
1934 109 0 109
1935 66 0 66
1936 79 0 79
1937 64 0 64
1938 91 0 91
1939 79 0 79
1940 84 0 84
1941 65 0 65
1942 65 0 65
1943 73 0 73
1944 63 0 63
1945 58 0 58
1946 83 0 83
1947 78 0 78
1948 78 0 78
1949 70 0 70
1950 91 0 91
1951 87 0 87
1952 73 0 73
1953 79 0 79
1954 75 0 75
1955 107 0 107
1956 88 0 88
1957 116 0 116
1958 73 0 73
1959 87 0 87
1960 75 0 75
1961 119 0 119
1962 103 0 103
1963 102 0 102
1964 119 0 119
1965 132 0 132
1966 176 0 176
1967 227 0 227
1968 283 0 283
1969 487 8 479
1970 506 5 501
1971 479 0 479
1972 410 6 404
1973 378 0 378
1974 368 0 368
1975 339 0 339
1976 349 0 349
1977 324 0 324
1978 300 7 293
1979 317 0 317
1980 344 0 344
1981 296 6 290
1982 279 0 279
1983 278 0 278
1984 340 8 332
1985 466 6 460
1986 502 9 493
1987 639 9 630
1988 680 8 672
1989 770 0 770
1990 856 6 850
1991 1,063 5 1,058
1992 1,183 7 1,176
1993 1,150 6 1,144
1994 1,108 0 1,108
1995 1,085 9 1,076
1996 1,202 0 1,202
1997 1,458 9 1,449
1998 1,552 11 1,541
1999 1,642 10 1,632
2000 1,729 12 1,717
2001 1,665 7 1,658
2002 1,970 7 1,963
2003 2,218 8 2,210
2004 2,066 13 2,053
2005 2,181 0 2,181
2006 1,966 0 1,966
2007 2,045 6 2,039
2008 1,790 7 1,783
2009 1,739 0 1,739
2010 1,646 5 1,641
2011 1,362 0 1,362
2012 1,270 0 1,270
2013 1,233 0 1,233
2014 1,264 5 1,259
2015 1,291 0 1,291

Want to know about the popularity of the Donovan baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 53,517 babies born with the name Donovan in the United States. That's more than enough Donovans to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1900 when it was given to 8 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Donovan" was in 2003 with a total of 2,210 babies. (That's a lot of baby Donovans)

According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Donovan" ranks #87 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Maryland. Imagine that, 72 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 2004. Across the entire United States a total of 2,066 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Donovan popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Donovan" mean? The list below shows the origins of Donovan as well as things modernly associated with the name Donovan such as celebrities named Donovan.

Origin and Meaning of Donovan

The name "Donovan" is of Irish origin, and it means "Brown black". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Donovan McNabb

Donovan McNabb is a NFL player. Donovan was born in 1976 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Donovan Patton

Donovan Patton is a host, ''blue's clues''''team umizoomi''actor, and voice actorsinger with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Donovan was born in 1978 as Donovan Edward Patton in Agana Naval Air Station, Guam.

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Donovan

Donovan is a musician, songwriter, and record producer specializing in folk rock, psychedelic folk, and psychedelic rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1964 to present. Donovan was born in 1946 as Donovan Philips Leitch in Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland.

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Donovan Bailey

Donovan Bailey is an athlete. Donovan was born in 1967 in Manchester, Jamaica.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Donovan

Donovan Atlantis
Donovan Rooftop
Donovan Season Of The Witch
Donovan Carter
Donovan House
Donovan Smith
Donovan Williams

Alternative Meanings

D is for diamond, the brilliance you shine.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

V is for value, the value you place on friendship.

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

N is for nice, need I say more?

Your name in reverse order is "Navonod". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Vodonna". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Donovan born May 17, 1958

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-West approximately on 1375. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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