Denver

First Name
16k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
609
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Denver

"Denver" is a name of American origin, and it means "From the passage of the Danes". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The state capital and largest city of Colorado; located in central Colorado on the South Platte river
Wiktionary

Named after James W. Denver. The surname Denver ultimately derives from Old English Dene-fær ("crossing or passing of the Danes"); or alternately from den-ōfer ("valley-bank").

  1. A surname​.
  2. The capital city of the state of Colorado in the United States of America.
  3. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Denver

He was most active from 1947 to 1997. Denver was given the name Denver Dell Pyle on December 25th, 1920 in Bethune, Colorado. He died on December 25th, 1997.

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Denver Randleman is a military person. His military service ended in 1945.

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Denver was born in 1985 in Oklahoma.

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Denver was born on December 12th, 1986 in Cabatuan, Iloilo.

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Denver S. Dickerson was a Governor of Nevada, Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, Warden of Nevada State Prison, Superintendent of Federal Prisons, Nevada State Prison, and Federal Bureau of Prisons. His military service ended in 1899. Denver was born on January 24th, 1872 in Millville, California. He died on November 28th, 1925.

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Denver was born on September 10th, 1881 in Denver. Denver is also known as Denver Ed Martin; The Colorado Giant.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Denver

John Denver was a musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, activist, actor, and humanitarian. His most notable accomplishments were from 1962 to 1997. John was given the name Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. on December 31st, 1943 in Roswell, New Mexico, U.S. He passed away on October 12th, 1997.

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Bob Denver was an actor. He was most prominent from 1959 to 1997. Bob was born on January 9th, 1935 in New Rochelle, New York, U.S. He left this life on September 2nd, 2005.

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James W. Denver was a Territorial Governor of Kansas. James was born on October 23rd, 1817 in Winchester, Virginia. He breathed his last breath on August 9th, 1892.

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Karl Denver was a pop music musician. He was most active from 1956 to 1998. Karl was given the name Angus Murdo McKenzie on December 16th, 1931 in Springburn. He passed away on December 21st, 1998.

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Mike Denver is a country music singing. He was most active from 2003 to present. Mike was born in Portumna.

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Matthew was born on December 21st, 1870 in Rombach Place. He left this life on May 13th, 1954.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 5 0 5
1887 6 0 6
1889 7 0 7
1890 9 0 9
1894 6 0 6
1895 12 0 12
1897 6 0 6
1898 8 0 8
1899 10 0 10
1900 13 0 13
1901 11 0 11
1902 14 0 14
1903 9 0 9
1904 14 0 14
1905 14 0 14
1906 7 0 7
1907 19 0 19
1908 17 0 17
1909 18 0 18
1910 23 0 23
1911 21 0 21
1912 56 0 56
1913 81 7 74
1914 87 0 87
1915 154 6 148
1916 122 5 117
1917 150 0 150
1918 125 5 120
1919 193 0 193
1920 195 5 190
1921 198 6 192
1922 180 6 174
1923 178 0 178
1924 170 5 165
1925 208 5 203
1926 161 0 161
1927 199 5 194
1928 167 6 161
1929 157 0 157
1930 136 0 136
1931 120 0 120
1932 153 0 153
1933 140 0 140
1934 128 0 128
1935 172 0 172
1936 144 6 138
1937 165 0 165
1938 136 0 136
1939 135 0 135
1940 142 0 142
1941 121 0 121
1942 154 0 154
1943 144 0 144
1944 126 0 126
1945 152 0 152
1946 168 0 168
1947 177 0 177
1948 160 0 160
1949 154 0 154
1950 137 6 131
1951 169 0 169
1952 140 0 140
1953 134 0 134
1954 118 0 118
1955 136 0 136
1956 128 0 128
1957 103 0 103
1958 120 0 120
1959 116 0 116
1960 106 0 106
1961 103 0 103
1962 102 0 102
1963 97 0 97
1964 124 0 124
1965 78 0 78
1966 88 0 88
1967 98 0 98
1968 92 0 92
1969 96 0 96
1970 86 0 86
1971 108 5 103
1972 94 0 94
1973 90 0 90
1974 101 0 101
1975 131 9 122
1976 117 6 111
1977 108 0 108
1978 114 0 114
1979 129 9 120
1980 103 0 103
1981 115 0 115
1982 124 6 118
1983 111 5 106
1984 103 8 95
1985 93 0 93
1986 114 8 106
1987 114 5 109
1988 106 9 97
1989 103 9 94
1990 116 6 110
1991 123 5 118
1992 132 13 119
1993 132 12 120
1994 174 16 158
1995 171 14 157
1996 165 19 146
1997 175 14 161
1998 221 25 196
1999 251 41 210
2000 204 29 175
2001 198 34 164
2002 179 33 146
2003 189 32 157
2004 164 30 134
2005 179 28 151
2006 186 40 146
2007 191 44 147
2008 217 49 168
2009 179 47 132
2010 172 45 127
2011 199 58 141
2012 203 66 137
2013 243 82 161
2014 311 124 187
2015 439 197 242
2016 448 180 268

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Popularity of Denver as a first name

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Popularity of Denver as a last name

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Common last names for Denver

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Davis
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Moore
  • Thompson
  • Hall
  • Williams
  • Lewis
  • Young
  • Allen
  • King

Common first names for Denver

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Denver U.S.
  White 84.89% 64.26%
  African American 3.94% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.78% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.78% 16.26%

Of Last Name Denver

People with the last name Denver are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Denver

  • How Popular is the name Denver? Denver is the 1,870th most popular name of all time. As a last name Denver was the 36,695th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Denver have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 15,967 babies born with the first name Denver in the United States. That's more than enough people named Denver to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Denver? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Denver first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Denver is Monday, June 24th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Denver born? The highest recorded use of the first name Denver was in 2016 with a total of 268 babies.
  • Random Denver Factoid: According to the 1937 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Denver ranks 100th in popularity as a baby boy's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 35 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1937.
  • Weird things about the name Denver: Your name in reverse order is Revned. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Denevr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Denver? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 609 people with the last name Denver.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Denver? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Denver as their last name since less than 1 person in 476k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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