Meaning:Valley; church official



Variations:Deen, Deyn

Browse names by first letter:


About Dean

Go back to names list

Dean is a distinctly masculine sounding boy’s name and would be perfect for parents looking for something strong for their baby boy.

Detailed Meaning

Dean comes from the Old English word ‘denu’, which would have been given as a surname to those who lived near a valley. It is also an occupational name for a church, university or group supervisor. Now it is commonly used as a first name.

Famous People With This Name

Dean Martin is an American singer and actor. Dean Potter is an American rock climber and extreme athlete. Dean Ambrose is an American professional wrestler.

Possible Nicknames

Possible nicknames for Dean include De or Deanie/Deany.

Related Names

Dean can also be spelt Deen and Deyn.

Stories Featuring This Name

Dean Winchester is the main protagonist from CW’s television show, “Supernatural.” Dean Thomas is a character from the “Harry Potter” book and film series. Dean Wicks in a character from the BBC One soap opera, “Eastenders.”

You might also be interested in:

Similar names that end with 'N':

Looking for middle name? How about:

Top 10 names also beginning with 'D':

Name Gender Rank Meaning
Name Gender Rank Meaning
Daniel Boy 24 God is my judge Facts
Daisy Girl 24 Day's eye Facts
Dylan Boy 34 Sea Facts
David Boy 50 Darling Facts
Dexter Boy 73 Right-handed Facts
Darcie Girl 80 person from archy Facts
Dominic Boy 121 Lord Facts
Delilah Girl 179 Flirtatious Facts
Danny Boy 209 God is my judge Facts
Dominik Boy 248 lord Facts

Check out our great content

Get our book