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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Devaney

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Alt. Meaning

D is for discreet, you can keep a secret.

E is for explorer, always ready for the next journey

V is for volunteer, your giving side.

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

N is for nurturing, the care you provide to all

E is for eager, let's get started!

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Devaney

Bob Devaney was a college coach. Bob was born on April 13th, 1915 in Saginaw, Michigan. He breathed his last breath on May 9th, 1997.


Sue Devaney is an actor and actress. She was most prominent from 1983 to present. Sue was given the name Susan Barber on July 2nd, 1967 in Ashton-under-Lyne.


Billy was born on March 7th, 1955 in Red Bank, New Jersey.


Charlotte Devaney is a house music, jumpstyle, electro house, breakbeat, and hip hop dj, musical artist, actress, and disc jockey. They were most active from 2007 to present.


Margaret was born in 1892. She passed away in 1974.


He passed away on July 20th, 1976.


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Popularity of Devaney as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Devaney U.S.
  White 94.75% 64.26%
  African American 0.48% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.75% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.40% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.71% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.91% 16.26%

Of Last Name Devaney

People with the last name Devaney are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Devaney

  • How Popular is the name Devaney? Devaney is the 29,235th most popular name of all time. As a last name Devaney was the 7,333rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Devaney have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 168 babies born with the first name Devaney in the United States. That's more than enough people named Devaney to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Devaney? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1989 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Devaney first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Devaney is Thursday, August 2nd, 1894.
  • What year had the most people named Devaney born? The highest recorded use of the first name Devaney was in 1991 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Devaney: Your name in reverse order is Yenaved. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Naeedyv. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Devaney? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,549 people with the last name Devaney.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Devaney? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Devaney 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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