Thursday, 22 May 2014


James Dean in "Rebel Without a Cause"

Gender: masculine
Pronunciation: DEEN

The name Dean comes from the  Middle English dene meaning "valley". Although it also derived from the occupational surname meaning "dean", which comes from the Middle English deen, ultimately derived from the Latin decanus meaning "chief of ten".

It was the surname of actor James Dean. Dean Winchester is a character in the TV show Supernatural. Another character is Dean Thomas in the Harry Potter series.

   Related names:

Dane - English (m)
Deana - English (f)
Deanna - English (f)
Deanne - English (f)
Deena - English (f)
Dena - English (f)
Dene - English (m)

Dean is ranked #238 in the United States, #378 in England/Wales, and #59 in Netherlands.

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