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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Devon mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Devon

"Devon" is a name of English origin, and it means "From the tribe of Dumnonii". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun De"von
One of a breed of hardy cattle originating in the country of Devon, England. Those of pure blood have a deep red color. The small, longhorned variety, called North Devons, is distinguished by the superiority of its working oxen.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Red dual-purpose cattle of English origin
  2. A county in southwestern England
Wiktionary
  1. A county of England bordered by Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset, the Bristol Channel and the English Channel.
  2. Any of a number of places in US and Canada.
  3. A river in Nottinghamshire, England, tributary to the Trent.
  4. A male given name derived from the place name, or a variant of Devin.
  5. A female given name of modern American usage, derived from the place name.
  6. One of a breed of hardy cattle originating in Devon, England.

Devon was also found in the following language(s): German and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Devon

Devon Aoki is an actress, model, actor, and model (people). Devon was given the name Devon Edwenna Aoki by her parent Hiroaki Aoki on August 10th, 1982 in New York City, New York, United States.

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Devon Sawa is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1992. Devon was given the name Devon Edward Sawa on September 7th, 1978 in Vancouver.

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Devon Bostick is an actor. He was most active from 1998 to present. Devon was born on November 13th, 1991 in Toronto.

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Devon Werkheiser is a pop music and alternative rock actor, voice acting, singer-songwriter, and musician. He plays Guitar and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 2002 to present. Devon was born on March 8th, 1991 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

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DeVon Franklin is a film producer, senior vice president of production at columbia pictures, motivational speaker, author, business executive, columbia pictures, and senior vice president of production atcolumbia pictures. DeVon was born on April 13th, 1978 in United States.

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Devon Windsor is a model (people). Devon was born on March 7th, 1994 in St. Louis.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Devon

Laura Devon was an actress, singer, model, actor, singing, and model (people). She was most active from 1959 to 1967. Laura was given the name Disputed on May 23rd, 1931 in Chicago. She breathed her last breath on July 19th, 2007.

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Richard Devon was an actor. Richard was born on December 11th, 1926 in Glendale, California, USA. He left this life on February 26th, 2010.

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Mari Devon is a voice actress. Mari was born in 1960.

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The Earl of Devon was an office holder. The was born on May 5th, 1942. He breathed his last breath on August 18th, 2015.

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William was born in 1475. He died on June 9th, 1511.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1914 10 0 10
1915 8 0 8
1916 13 0 13
1917 14 0 14
1918 17 0 17
1919 24 0 24
1920 26 0 26
1921 22 0 22
1922 21 0 21
1923 22 0 22
1924 19 0 19
1925 26 0 26
1926 39 5 34
1927 30 0 30
1928 25 0 25
1929 32 0 32
1930 36 0 36
1931 42 6 36
1932 38 5 33
1933 28 0 28
1934 30 0 30
1935 44 5 39
1936 33 0 33
1937 40 6 34
1938 38 0 38
1939 27 0 27
1940 34 0 34
1941 38 5 33
1942 34 7 27
1943 33 0 33
1944 45 14 31
1945 53 20 33
1946 41 10 31
1947 46 17 29
1948 60 30 30
1949 55 23 32
1950 80 37 43
1951 78 41 37
1952 79 29 50
1953 100 57 43
1954 95 40 55
1955 99 43 56
1956 86 38 48
1957 82 41 41
1958 84 38 46
1959 93 38 55
1960 99 36 63
1961 118 53 65
1962 122 41 81
1963 191 87 104
1964 178 63 115
1965 179 74 105
1966 198 78 120
1967 217 68 149
1968 246 85 161
1969 254 84 170
1970 301 99 202
1971 292 100 192
1972 294 96 198
1973 351 81 270
1974 445 93 352
1975 422 109 313
1976 428 123 305
1977 771 329 442
1978 1,177 760 417
1979 1,166 757 409
1980 1,159 721 438
1981 935 550 385
1982 961 501 460
1983 1,329 579 750
1984 1,359 508 851
1985 1,381 405 976
1986 1,488 435 1,053
1987 1,613 418 1,195
1988 1,882 443 1,439
1989 2,342 625 1,717
1990 3,054 996 2,058
1991 3,680 1,206 2,474
1992 3,691 919 2,772
1993 3,641 915 2,726
1994 3,734 701 3,033
1995 4,000 887 3,113
1996 3,556 650 2,906
1997 3,772 583 3,189
1998 3,649 503 3,146
1999 3,447 447 3,000
2000 3,343 371 2,972
2001 3,017 294 2,723
2002 2,674 280 2,394
2003 2,849 324 2,525
2004 2,617 290 2,327
2005 2,352 255 2,097
2006 2,170 189 1,981
2007 2,046 188 1,858
2008 1,653 145 1,508
2009 1,351 120 1,231
2010 1,136 111 1,025
2011 958 105 853
2012 827 93 734
2013 727 83 644
2014 608 82 526
2015 592 78 514
2016 548 61 487
2017 484 68 416

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Popularity of Devon as a first name

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Popularity of Devon as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Devon U.S.
  White 72.73% 64.26%
  African American 17.12% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.21% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.48% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.45% 16.26%

Of Last Name Devon

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

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Fun Facts about the name Devon

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  • How Popular is the name Devon? Devon is the 686th most popular name of all time. As a last name Devon was the 34,353rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Devon have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 90,093 babies born with the first name Devon in the United States. That's more than enough people named Devon to occupy the country of Antigua and Barbuda with an estimated population of 86,295 (as of May 27, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Devon? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Devon first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Devon is Thursday, April 1st, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Devon born? The highest recorded use of the first name Devon was in 1997 with a total of 3,189 babies. That's a lot of babies named Devon!
  • Random Devon Factoid: According to the 1997 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Devon ranks 86th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, 171 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1997.
  • Weird things about the name Devon: Your name in reverse order is Noved. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Envdo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Devon? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 660 people with the last name Devon.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Devon? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Devon as their last name since less than 1 person in 455k 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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