US Popularity:946
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 last name Ó Donnabháin, with donn meaning “brown” and dubh 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

Donovan Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Donovan is currently #932 on The Bump
Boy:Donovan is currently #509 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Donovan is currently #946 in U.S. births
Boy:Donovan is currently #466 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 18
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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