Donovan

dark; brown-haired chieftain
ORIGIN: Irish
POPULARITY: 568
Pop culture played a key role in advancing Donovan up the baby-name charts. After its entry in the early 20th century, the name barely moved until a British pop singer became wildly successful in the mid- to late 1960s. His name? Donovan. It was such an uncommon name that the singer didn’t use his last name professionally (coincidentally, the name Donovan started as an Irish surname). Parents thought it sounded groovy and began giving the name to their baby boys.

famous Donovans

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  • Donovan McNabb
    Football Player
  • Donovan Leitch
    Actor

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