Other Origin(s):German, Irish
Meaning:Dweller in the valley; From Denmark; Son of a deacon
Gender-neutral Deane is a beloved name of Old English, German, and Irish origins. As an Anglo-Saxon title, Deane derives from Dean, a habitational name meaning “dweller in the valley.” Deane also stems from the Germanic root daniz, used to describe someone from Denmark. In Irish, Deane is the anglicized form of the surname Mac an Deagánaigh and carries the endearment “son of a deacon.” Deane is one of the surnames of the 14 Tribes of Galway—a group of merchant families in Galway, Ireland, who were particularly influential until the 19th century. Whether drawn to its English and Germanic roots, wishing to honor Irish ancestry, or simply loving Deane’s simple yet dapper demeanor, this versatile name will bring a wealth of freedom to baby as they venture through life.
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