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In 2018, 13 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Devon who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 691st most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.

In 2018, 19 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Devon who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1, 432nd most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/18/2018
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I don't like this name, and it doesn't sound feminine enough on girls.
kayisforkeen  8/24/2018
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Devon is one of my best friends' names and I absolutely love it! Sadly, she doesn't feel the same way about it. I hope that she too can come to see the beauty in her name.
― Anonymous User  3/28/2018
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I know a Devon and he pronounces it dev-in instead of dev-on. He tells me that it can be really annoying when he’s called dev-on. I know how he feels because my name is Alicia pronounced ah-lee-sha and it gets mispronounced a lot.
― Anonymous User  2/16/2018
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Jonathan Davis's wife and former pornographic actress Devon Davis bears this name despite it being a stage name of hers.
hazed-pastel  6/18/2017
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Devon is gorgeous for a boy, and also kind of cute for a girl. I like the nickname Dev.
Paula Puddephatt  5/29/2017
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Devon Bostick is a Canadian actor, best known for playing the lead role in the Atom Egoyan-directed film Adoration, Brent in Saw VI and Rodrick Heffley in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies. He currently portrays Jasper Jordan on The CW show, The 100.
lilolaf  3/26/2017
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The name Devon was given to 77 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
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Devon is a diminutive of Devonna, Devonne.
Eileen1209864  6/14/2016
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Named our only daughter, Devon Pauline. We chose to be surprised by her gender at birth and picked out Devin Paul for a boy name. I think we first encountered the name as a female with the character Devon Adair on the television show "Earth 2." Even I am annoyed at how many times I've heard it pronounced "De Vaughn." The name has suited her well.
FatherOfDevon  2/3/2016
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Devon Carter was the name of Raven's steady boyfriend in the tv show "That's So Raven".
― Anonymous User  1/4/2016
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Just wanna say thanks to everyone who wrote that it is a pretty name because it's my name and I have hated it all my life. But seeing that other people like it makes it seem less icky to me. So thanks people of the internet, you have given me a bit of a confidence boost xxxx
I'm a girl, by the way!
deopeydevo  11/13/2015
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My sister's name is Devon and sometimes people pronounce it wrong and a few times people have expected her to be a boy, but honestly it's pretty evenly split as far a unisex names go. I know 2 female Devons (my sister included), one male Devon, a female Devin, and a male Devin. It's a place name and in Old English it means poet, there isn't really a specific gender that those meanings have to be applied to.
Aili_Helen  10/24/2015
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My name is Devon, I am a girl. A very girly girl. (not a tomboy at all.)
When I was growing up I hated having "a boy name" and was made fun of a few times for it. So when we moved and I switched schools when I was 12, I started going by my middle name Christine (Christi). Now that I'm an adult and have been told many times that it's a beautiful name, I wish I would have stuck with it growing up. In my social life I still go by Christi but my legal name and what my family call me and always will, is Devon.
Devoncar  3/26/2015
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Looks too much like "Devil" for my taste.
Ali Hassan  2/1/2015
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This is my best friend's last name which makes me want to name a someday child that, either boy or girl.
― Anonymous User  5/6/2014
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It's DEV-ən How can Devin be a variant? You cannot replace an 'o' with an 'i' or a 'y' and expect it to sound the same- it doesn't make phonetic sense!
― Anonymous User  11/13/2013
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Devon is Blaine Anderson from Glee's middle name. Blaine Devon Anderson.
allibrooke1223  11/2/2012
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I love this name. I grew up with a Devon. I have NEVER heard anyone pronounce it like De-Vawn. I also had a school friend who was a girl with this name, except her name was spelt Devyn. I like the name for both male and female. I also like that it's not very common. I have only met one Devon and one Devyn in my life.
― Anonymous User  5/1/2012
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I've always known Devon to be a male name. Personally I have known nearly a dozen people named Devon, all were men; until recently, I heard of a woman being named Devon, although I think it was spelled Devin. Either way, I will continue to think of it as man's name.
GibsonGirl  9/7/2011
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I think this is a really good name for males. Not so much for females, though. I could never picture it on a girl that wasn't rather tomboyish.
Black_X  7/12/2011
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I guess it's a cute name.
― Anonymous User  5/30/2011
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The name of the Dumnonii tribe after which Devon is called means "deep valley dweller" in the ancient Celtic language.
keepitreal  1/28/2011
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In Australia and New Zealand, Devon is a type of luncheon meat popular for making sandwiches (also called polony).

Amazingly, this hasn't put people off using it as a name here. It would me.
keepitreal  1/28/2011
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My name is Devon (I'm male), and though I've come to enjoy having this name, I've personally always been frustrated by people calling me "De-vahn", as said by other reviewers. But while others have commented that some say it's a boys' name, the criticism that I've always received is that it's a girls' name.
― Anonymous User  3/10/2009
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This is my name (I'm a girl) and the only problems I have are people pronouncing it De-VAWN or telling me it's a boy's name. As to it being the name of a place in England, if there can be an airhead named Paris, why can't people be named Devon?
DISK  1/30/2009
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I've never really liked this name for girls, mainly because I had a close friend named Devon, who was a boy.
_clippit_  7/19/2008
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I used to think this was a pretty cool name for girls, but I've realized that the name only suits certain types of girls, namely, the rather androgynous ones, or the indie rocker types. The name wouldn't suit any really feminine women, and it doesn't sound all that edgy and spunky on an aging indie rocker type either. I think the name simply grows better on men.
slight night shiver  4/21/2008
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I do wish this website wouldn't list name usage as 'English' when it so obviously isn't. It should say 'American'. I've never met or heard of any English kids called Devon.
― Anonymous User  2/1/2008
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I'm an English girl called Devon. :D
--devonx  7/13/2008
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The Devonian is a geologic time period spanning from 416 to 359 million years ago. It is named after Devon, England, where rocks from this period were first studied.
― Anonymous User  7/26/2007
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It's spelt DEVON and pronounced DEV-UN. Stop bastardising the name of my home county with your "de-vawns" and suchlike! :P
― Anonymous User  4/11/2007
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I live in Devon! If I moved away, I would consider it as a middle name for a boy as Devon is very much my family home county.
― Anonymous User  8/26/2006
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It strongly resembles the word "devil."
― Anonymous User  8/25/2006
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Technically, the 'name' Devon is just a place, so it would be like naming your child Cornwall or Derbyshire.
― Anonymous User  7/18/2006
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It's a very strong name - I had a best friend with this name.
― Anonymous User  5/24/2006
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Where I come from (South Africa) we have our own language (Afrikaans) and the Afrikaans name for Devon is Divan pronounced Dee-VUN. This is the boys way and the girls way is just Devon pronounced De-VIN.
― Anonymous User  4/10/2006
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I think this is a great name, it belongs to me! It's taken me years to like it but now I think it's beautiful. The only down side is that lots of people say to me 'Isn't that a boys name?' The real way you spell the boys name is Devin.
GuessModel  4/6/2006
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I think this is a beautiful name. One of my great friends has this name. I think it is great for boys or girls, but I think that it is more unique when used as a girl's name. But I guess if you use it as a boy's name, then that's okay too.
ljs73  4/2/2006
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I think this is a very strong name, for both boys and girls. I love it!
Melissa1721  3/29/2006
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Devon is the name of one of Bucky Lasik's daughters.
― Anonymous User  3/6/2006
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This particular spelling of the name could also be pronounced DEE-vawn, possibly spelled De'von.
― Anonymous User  2/28/2006
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Devon is the feminine form of Devin.
DMS  1/23/2006
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Female bearers of the name: actress/model Devon Aoki (2 Fast 2 Furious, Sin City); actress Devon Odessa (My So-Called Life); singer/songwriter Devon Sproule.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2005
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Devon Sawa was the main hero in Final Destination (he played Alex Browning), he was also in the film Casper (starring Christina Ricci) as the ghost's human form.
Leonardo2505  11/29/2005
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I think this is a very pretty name for a little girl.
Charlie3  11/2/2005
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Famous bearer is Devon Murray, an Irish actor. He appeared in "This is My Father," "Angela's Ashes," "Yesterday's Child" and in the HP films as Seamus Finnigan. He's pretty funny, as far as his expressions. And I think he's a good actor.
Tbird  7/5/2005
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This is a type of cattle with a reddish colour. They are raised primarily for beef.
wiswina  5/28/2005
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It means 'poet' in Old English.
dayanodafaith  12/6/2004

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