Other Origin(s):French, Latin
Meaning:Fawn; Little dark one; Divine
Devan is a gender-neutral name derived from two Irish surnames: Ó Damháin, meaning “descendant of Damhán,” or “fawn,” and Dubhán, meaning “descendant of Dubhán,” or “little dark one.” The ancient Irish coined names based on demeanor and appearance, so if baby’s got those irresistible doe eyes, Devan is a name to consider. Devan may also be inspired by the Old French nickname Devin, from the Latin divinus, meaning “divine,” likely bestowed upon the most excellent of people. So, for the heavenly tot you simply can’t say no to, Devan presents a lofty and versatile title whose roots soak up that European charm.
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