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Boy Name: Donovan

Name: Donovan
Pronunciation: \d(o)-no-van\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: dark; brown-haired chieftain
Origin: Irish
Variant forms: Donavan, Donavon, Donevin, Donevon, Donoven, Donovon
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 667
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 897


Donovan \d(o)-no-van\ as a boy's name is pronounced DAH-na-vun. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Donovan is "dark; brown-haired chieftain". Football player Donovan McNabb.

Donovan has 6 variant forms: Donavan, Donavon, Donevin, Donevon, Donoven and Donovon.


Donovan is a somewhat popular first name for men (#667 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#897 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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