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Dean meaning

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Meaning of Dean :

Supervisor, Valley

Origin of name Dean :
English, Latin
Dean Numerology :
Personality No. 9. People with the name Dean desire love & independence. They love arts & music. They are generous, kindhearted, humane & philanthropic. Person with name Dean having 9 as Personality number love traveling & teaching but hate restraint. They are bold, functional, broadminded & spiritual. They have will power & are determined , but are impulsive, contentious, ill-tempered, rebellious & impatient too.
of Name Dean :
of Name Dean :
The origin of this name is from the Old French "deien" which means valley or Late Latin "decanus" which means head of a group of 10 monks in a monastery. It also means "commander of 10 soldiers” from the Greek word "dekanos".
of Name Dean :
This is used to be the name of an ecclesiastical supervisor or imperial officer. Today, we know this name to be mainly used for one of the heads of faculty in a college or university. Second, it is derived from the Olde English name place “denu” or Middle English “dene” meaning valley (signifying someone who dwelled in a valley). Dean is also sometimes considered the Anglicization of the Italian pet name “Dino” (Dean Martin who was born Dino Paul Crocetti in 1917).
Popular In :
The United States, and England and Wales
Information about the
Name of Dean :
The height of Dean’s popularity was between 1956 and 1969. Increased interest in this name came with the publication of Jack Kerouac’s 1957 novel “On the Road” - a defining literary work for the postwar Beat Generation. One of the novel’s two central characters, Dean Moriarty, is a spontaneous, free-spirited, adventurous character – certain to have struck a chord with the displaced youth of the 1960s. It also screams the 1950s, thanks to Dean Martin and even James Dean.
Famous People with
Name Dean :
Dean Martin- He is an actor, comedian, film producer, and singer known to one of the mose popular entertainers in the mid-20th century. His charisma and self-assurance got his his nickname "King of Cool". Dean Edwards- He is an SNL cast member, stand-up comedian, and voice actor. Dean Smith- He is a college basketball coach labeled by the Basketball Hall of Fame to be a "coaching legend" as he had coached at the University of North Carolina for 36 years. Dean Rusk- He was the United States Secretary of State under the presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.
Variant Baby Names of Dean:

Deane, Deen, Dene, DeynDane (English), Dien (Vietnamese), Din (Sanskrit), Dahn (Hebrew), Damján (Greek), Damyss (Arabic)

Rhyming Names of Dean: 
Dean with popular Greek Surnames:

Dean Costa,   Dean Samaras,   Dean Mina,   Dean Kaya,   Dean Louis


More About Greek Name : Dean

  • Hollow or Valley.

  • Name is extracted from a surname that derived from an English place-names,which means came from the English “denu”means ‘Valley or A person lived near a valley’ or It stemmed from the English “deen”came from French “deien” influenced from the Latin “Decan

Famous Name Dean

  • Dean Ashton

    is an English professional footballer who plays for West Ham United as a forward. He has made over 240 appearances in the Football League and Premier League for Crewe Alexandra, Norwich City and West Ham United.


  • Christopher Dean

    is a British figure skater who won a gold medal in ice dancing at the 1984 Winter Olympics with his skating partner Jayne Torvill. They also won a bronze medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics.


Dean Name also appears in following Origin(s): Latin, Old English, English, Latin, Old French

Dean also appears in following countries/origins/languages: American, Anglo, Australian, British, Chinese

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  • What does the name Dean mean? :

    Baby boy name meaning Supervisor, Valley in Greek. Dean also named in American, Anglo, Australian, British, Chinese for boy . We have received lots of suggestion from our website users on baby names. We are thankful for all the contribution on meaning of boy name Dean. What does the name Dean mean in other origin if you know then please suggest. Further suggestion or detail on what is the meaning of name Dean. History of name and famous personality with Dean will help to update our database and other website users.

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