Donovan

Donovan - A very unique male name



  May 25,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Donovan, meaning dark, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1912 on position #1009. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Donovan and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Donovan? 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 Donovan. The baby boy name Donovan was given to 1,231 baby boys in 2012, ranking #276 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,333 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Donovan peaked in popularity 16 years ago in 2003 on position 176.



Famous with this name

Tate Donovan
Jeffrey Donovan
Martin Donovan


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Donovan is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Donovan is currently topping the baby name charts in Nevada at position #203 - and is the least popular in Iowa at position #522.

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 Donovan is where you live.


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Donovan origin and meaning

Donovan is a 7 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means dark. To see famous people named Donovan, pop culture references for the name Donovan and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Donovan

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

Donavan / Donavon / Donavin / Donaven / Donovin / Donnovan / Donivan / Donavyn / Donoven / Donovon /

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
2012276
2011254
2010218
2009215
2008214
2007196
2006198
2005185
2004187
2003176
2002190
2001211
2000205
1999209
1998209
1997213
1996248
1995259
1994256
1993249
1992243
1991254
1990296
1989305
1988324
1987324
1986369
1985384
1984474
1983507
1982511
1981498
1980448
1979453
1978466
1977462
1976416
1975435
1974411
1973397
1972392
1971368
1970367
1969366
1968458
1967525
1966576
1965686
1964821
1963969
1962797
1961798
1960944
1959895
19581305
1957793
1956769
1955788
19541044
1953864
1952911
1951803
1950764
1949814
1948810
1947904
1946852
1945902
1944933
1943844
1942892
19411485
1940698
1939715
1938690
1937894
1936639
1935779
1934599
1933657
1932589
1931587
1930727
1929662
1928785
1927713
1926795
1925718
1924918
1923751
1922936
1921788
1920831
19191062
19181677
19171643
1916974
1915870
19141355
19131140
19121009

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Nevada203
Arizona209
California214
South Carolina225
New Hampshire233
Washington234
New Mexico237
Colorado238
Virginia238
Alabama244
Michigan244
Connecticut248
District of Columbia249
Massachusetts251
Wisconsin253
Missouri256
Georgia257
Ohio262
Minnesota269
Utah269
Kansas272
Louisiana276
Maryland283
Texas289
Idaho290
Illinois291
New York294
Oregon301
Indiana302
North Carolina303
Florida310
Tennessee319
Oklahoma324
Pennsylvania345
New Jersey359
Kentucky365
Mississippi426
Arkansas495
Iowa522

Even more about Donovan


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 Donovan 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 Donovan?

3 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
2003
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Donovan
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,333
Letter count 7
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1912
2012 births +1,231

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