Donavan

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8k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
618
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Donavan mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Donavan

"Donavan" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Brown-haired chieftain". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Notable Persons Named Donavan

XV is a hip hop music rapping, singing, songwriter, and hip hop production. He plays Vocals. He has had major accomplishments since 2000. XV was given the name Donavan LaMond Johnson on July 9th, 1985 in Wichita, Kansas, United States.

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Donavan Tate is an athlete for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Donavan was born on September 27th, 1990 in Cartersville, Georgia.

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Donavan Freberg is a voice actor, photographer, and writer. Donavan was born on April 6th, 1971 in Los Angeles. Donavan is also known as Donovan Freberg.

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Donavan Thompson is an athlete for the Hamilton Parish FC.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1919 9 0 9
1920 9 0 9
1921 5 0 5
1922 8 0 8
1923 7 0 7
1924 11 0 11
1925 10 0 10
1926 7 0 7
1929 17 0 17
1930 10 0 10
1931 18 0 18
1932 9 0 9
1933 7 0 7
1934 10 0 10
1935 10 0 10
1936 8 0 8
1937 7 0 7
1938 13 0 13
1939 15 0 15
1940 12 0 12
1941 8 0 8
1942 15 0 15
1943 5 0 5
1944 10 0 10
1945 13 0 13
1946 13 0 13
1947 12 0 12
1948 10 0 10
1949 10 0 10
1950 5 0 5
1951 19 0 19
1952 14 0 14
1953 14 0 14
1954 18 0 18
1955 19 0 19
1956 23 0 23
1957 13 0 13
1958 12 0 12
1959 29 0 29
1960 14 0 14
1961 22 0 22
1962 21 0 21
1963 22 0 22
1964 24 0 24
1965 26 0 26
1966 25 0 25
1967 49 0 49
1968 34 0 34
1969 92 0 92
1970 85 0 85
1971 75 0 75
1972 89 0 89
1973 68 0 68
1974 71 0 71
1975 65 0 65
1976 67 0 67
1977 84 0 84
1978 78 0 78
1979 62 0 62
1980 75 0 75
1981 67 0 67
1982 48 0 48
1983 63 0 63
1984 69 0 69
1985 98 0 98
1986 108 0 108
1987 122 0 122
1988 121 0 121
1989 170 0 170
1990 159 0 159
1991 224 0 224
1992 214 0 214
1993 203 0 203
1994 205 0 205
1995 172 0 172
1996 193 0 193
1997 243 5 238
1998 244 0 244
1999 262 0 262
2000 233 0 233
2001 267 0 267
2002 270 0 270
2003 266 0 266
2004 258 0 258
2005 269 0 269
2006 251 0 251
2007 218 0 218
2008 208 0 208
2009 189 0 189
2010 171 0 171
2011 120 0 120
2012 121 0 121
2013 106 0 106
2014 87 0 87
2015 94 0 94
2016 74 0 74
2017 90 0 90

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Popularity of Donavan as a first name

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Popularity of Donavan as a last name

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Common first names for Donavan

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Donavan U.S.
  White 85.28% 64.26%
  African American 3.88% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.43% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.44% 16.26%

Of Last Name Donavan

People with the last name Donavan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Donavan

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  • How Popular is the name Donavan? Donavan is the 2,887th most popular name of all time. As a last name Donavan was the 36,246th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Donavan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,889 babies born with the first name Donavan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Donavan to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Donavan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Donavan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Donavan is Wednesday, August 31st, 1892.
  • What year had the most people named Donavan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Donavan was in 2002 with a total of 270 babies.
  • Random Donavan Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Donavan is not a popular baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Donavan: Your name in reverse order is Navanod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Avndoan. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Donavan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 618 people with the last name Donavan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Donavan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Donavan 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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  • 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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