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Boy Name: Deacon

Name: Deacon
Pronunciation: \de(a)-con\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: dusty one; servant; messenger
Origin: Greek
Sounds Like: Dagon, Deccan
Variant forms: Deakin, Deecon, Deekon, Deke, Dekel, Dekle, Diakonos
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 9716


Deacon \de(a)-con\ as a boy's name is pronounced DEE-ken. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Deacon is "dusty one; servant; messenger". A deacon is a ministerial assistant in a Christian congregation. Football player Deacon Jones.

Deacon has 7 variant forms: Deakin, Deecon, Deekon, Deke, Dekel, Dekle and Diakonos.

Baby names that sound like Deacon are Dagon and Deccan.


Deacon is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#9716 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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