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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Deegan

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  • A submission from Ireland says the name Deegan means "Black haired" and is of Irish (Gealic) origin.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Deegan

Brian Deegan is a racing driver for the Chip Ganassi Racing. Brian was born on May 9th, 1975 in Omaha, Nebraska.


Gary Deegan is a soccer player for the Southend United F.C., Shelbourne F.C., Kilkenny City A.F.C., Longford Town F.C., Galway United F.C. (1937–2011), Bohemian F.C., Coventry City F.C., Hibernian F.C., and Northampton Town F.C. Gary was born on September 28th, 1987 in Dublin.


William Francis Deegan is an architect.


Donna Deegan is a journalist. She holds the title News Anchor and News presenter. Donna was given the name Donna Elizabeth Hazouri on February 28th, 1961 in Jacksonville, Florida.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1997 6 0 6
1998 10 0 10
1999 13 0 13
2000 16 0 16
2001 35 0 35
2002 52 0 52
2003 49 0 49
2004 77 0 77
2005 110 0 110
2006 114 0 114
2007 177 0 177
2008 201 0 201
2009 201 0 201
2010 230 0 230
2011 259 0 259
2012 222 0 222
2013 207 0 207
2014 164 0 164
2015 178 5 173
2016 170 7 163
2017 151 0 151

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Popularity of Deegan as a first name

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Popularity of Deegan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Deegan U.S.
  White 92.44% 64.26%
  African American 0.25% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.79% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.81% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.59% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.12% 16.26%

Of Last Name Deegan

People with the last name Deegan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Deegan

  • How Popular is the name Deegan? Deegan is the 5,658th most popular name of all time. As a last name Deegan was the 8,962nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Deegan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,642 babies born with the first name Deegan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Deegan to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Deegan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1997 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Deegan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Deegan was in 2011 with a total of 259 babies.
  • Random Deegan Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Deegan is not a popular baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Deegan: Your name in reverse order is Nageed. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Geenad. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Deegan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,653 people with the last name Deegan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Deegan? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Deegan as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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