Dean

Dean - A very unique male name



  Aug 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Dean, meaning church official, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1911 on position #283. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Dean and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Dean? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Dean. The baby boy name Dean was given to 1,348 baby boys in 2012, ranking #260 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,217 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Dean peaked in popularity 51 years ago in 1968 on position 76.



Famous with this name

James Dean
Dean DeBlois
Dean Stockwell


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Dean is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Dean is currently topping the baby name charts in Vermont at position #121 - and is the least popular in Alabama at position #562.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Dean is where you live.


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Dean origin and meaning

Dean is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means church official. To see famous people named Dean, pop culture references for the name Dean and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Dean

We've found the following names that sound similar to Dean, sorted by popularity.

Danny / Don / Duane / Dan / Dwayne / Damian / Donnie / Damon / Dana / Damien /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012260
2011285
2010289
2009307
2008346
2007352
2006388
2005388
2004377
2003388
2002377
2001361
2000378
1999363
1998352
1997329
1996312
1995335
1994317
1993318
1992316
1991318
1990286
1989283
1988273
1987267
1986262
1985267
1984280
1983272
1982277
1981277
1980264
1979251
1978263
1977240
1976229
1975211
1974184
1973167
1972155
1971137
1970112
196989
196876
196778
196684
196588
196485
196386
196286
196184
196094
195995
195897
195793
195699
1955111
1954109
1953104
1952102
1951105
1950120
1949129
1948142
1947140
1946132
1945134
1944134
1943142
1942152
1941144
1940144
1939136
1938129
1937126
1936125
1935121
1934118
1933128
1932123
1931128
1930130
1929133
1928136
1927133
1926139
1925140
1924143
1923155
1922159
1921172
1920181
1919180
1918189
1917203
1916217
1915224
1914228
1913258
1912259
1911283

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Vermont121
New Jersey149
New York177
Pennsylvania182
North Dakota192
Idaho200
West Virginia200
Virginia202
Connecticut204
Delaware206
Utah216
California228
New Hampshire230
Illinois230
Montana230
Michigan234
Massachusetts237
Alaska238
Colorado244
Indiana247
Nevada250
Ohio252
Oregon256
Maine257
Washington260
Missouri263
Arizona274
North Carolina275
Florida289
Maryland303
Wisconsin304
Arkansas315
Kentucky320
Texas324
Georgia331
Minnesota331
New Mexico335
Iowa350
South Carolina380
Mississippi380
Tennessee385
Louisiana388
Kansas410
Oklahoma487
Alabama562

Even more about Dean


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Dean a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Dean?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1968
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Dean
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,217
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1911
2012 births +1,348

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