Devan

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Devan mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Devan

"Devan" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Poet". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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  1. A surname​., alternative spelling of Devon

Notable Persons Named Devan

Devan Dubnyk is a hockey player for the Minnesota Wild in the National Hockey League. He has had major accomplishments since 2006. Devan was born on May 4th, 1986 in Regina, Saskatchewan.

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Devan is an actor and politician. He has been prominent since 1985. Devan was born on January 8th, 1952 in Thrissur, Kerala, India.

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Devan Ekambaram is a playback singer, film composer, actor, and film score. He has had major accomplishments since 1999. Devan was born in 25 in Freehold Township, New Jersey, United States.

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Devan Leos is an actor. Devan was born in 1997 in California, United States.

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Devan Downey is a basketball player for the Antalya Büyükşehir Belediyesi, KK Zadar, Chorale Roanne Basket, VOO Wolves Verviers-Pepinster, Fort Wayne Mad Ants, TED Ankara Kolejliler, Sigal Prishtina, and BC Timișoara. He has been prominent since 2010. Devan was born on September 28th, 1987 in Chester, South Carolina.

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Devan Uthayavongse was royalty. He holds the title Prince of Siam and Prince Devavongse Varoprakarn. His most notable accomplishments were from 1885 to 1885. Devan was born as the child of Mongkut and Piyamavadi on November 27th, 1858 in Bangkok, Siam. He passed away on June 28th, 1923.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Devan

Devan is an actor and politician. He has been prominent since 1985. Devan was born on January 8th, 1952 in Thrissur, Kerala, India.

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Aishwarya Devan is a film actress. She has been prominent since 2012. Aishwarya was born on December 21st, 1993 in Bangalore, karnataka, India.

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Janadas Devan is a chief of government communications at the ministry of information, communication, the arts, director of the institute of policy studies, institute of policy studies (singapore), and director of theinstitute of policy studies. Janadas was born in 1954.

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Kyle Devan is a football player. He was most prominent from 2009 to 2012. Kyle was born on February 10th, 1985 in Sacramento, California.

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M. V. Devan was a painting, sculpture, writer, art critic, orator, painter, and sculptor. M. was given the name Madhathil Vasudevan on January 15th, 1928 in Panniyannur. He died on April 29th, 2014.

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K. Devan is an athlete for the Kelantan FA, Negeri Sembilan FA, and Malaysia national football team. K. was born on April 12th, 1951 in Malaysia.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1924 6 0 6
1947 6 0 6
1949 6 0 6
1953 8 0 8
1954 10 0 10
1955 10 0 10
1956 6 0 6
1957 7 0 7
1958 10 0 10
1959 11 0 11
1960 12 0 12
1961 5 0 5
1962 8 0 8
1963 13 0 13
1964 23 0 23
1965 22 0 22
1966 16 0 16
1967 15 0 15
1968 26 6 20
1969 17 8 9
1970 25 6 19
1971 34 5 29
1972 15 0 15
1973 27 0 27
1974 34 6 28
1975 29 6 23
1976 28 0 28
1977 79 27 52
1978 194 128 66
1979 140 92 48
1980 135 90 45
1981 105 66 39
1982 124 69 55
1983 198 87 111
1984 181 72 109
1985 227 72 155
1986 271 90 181
1987 306 104 202
1988 386 123 263
1989 523 166 357
1990 708 321 387
1991 958 449 509
1992 939 360 579
1993 880 312 568
1994 939 293 646
1995 894 295 599
1996 787 254 533
1997 766 200 566
1998 753 161 592
1999 660 136 524
2000 578 118 460
2001 631 130 501
2002 523 82 441
2003 612 93 519
2004 570 83 487
2005 504 81 423
2006 501 83 418
2007 483 74 409
2008 355 54 301
2009 347 58 289
2010 275 37 238
2011 241 33 208
2012 238 36 202
2013 170 21 149
2014 179 29 150
2015 139 18 121
2016 161 30 131
2017 114 18 96

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Devan U.S.
  White 69.47% 64.26%
  African American 15.17% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 6.18% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.31% 16.26%

Of Last Name Devan

People with the last name Devan are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Devan

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  • How Popular is the name Devan? Devan is the 1,770th most popular name of all time. As a last name Devan was the 24,237th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Devan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 18,203 babies born with the first name Devan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Devan to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Devan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1924 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Devan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Devan is Thursday, January 14th, 1892.
  • What year had the most people named Devan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Devan was in 1994 with a total of 646 babies.
  • Random Devan Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Devan is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Devan: Your name in reverse order is Naved. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Veand. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Devan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,035 people with the last name Devan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Devan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Devan as their last name since less than 1 person in 286k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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