Meaning:Dark; brown-haired chieftain
Donovan is a masculine Irish name meaning “dark” or “brown-haired chieftain.” It is an Anglicized variation of the Irish surname O’Donnabhain with donn meaning “brown” and dubhan translating to “black. ” This now popular first name shares ties to a lineage of nobility in 10th century Ireland, which will be sure to encourage a strong leader in baby Donovan.

Famous People Named Donovan

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  • Donovan Leitch
  • Donovan McNabb
    Football Player
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