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It means 'poet' in Old English.
-- dayanodafaith  12/6/2004
This is a type of cattle with a reddish colour. They are raised primarily for beef.
-- wiswina  5/28/2005
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
I think this is a very pretty name for a little girl.
-- Charlie3  11/2/2005
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
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
Devon is the feminine form of Devin.
-- DMS  1/23/2006
This particular spelling of the name could also be pronounced DEE-vawn, possibly spelled De'von.
-- Anonymous User  2/28/2006
Devon is the name of one of Bucky Lasik's daughters.
-- Anonymous User  3/6/2006
I think this is a very strong name, for both boys and girls. I love it!
-- Melissa1721  3/29/2006
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
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
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
It's a very strong name - I had a best friend with this name.
-- Anonymous User  5/24/2006
Technically, the 'name' Devon is just a place, so it would be like naming your child Cornwall or Derbyshire.
-- Anonymous User  7/18/2006
It strongly resembles the word "devil."
-- Anonymous User  8/25/2006
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
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
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
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
I'm an English girl called Devon. :D
-- --devonx  7/13/2008
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
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
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
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
The name of the Dumnonii tribe after which Devon is called means "deep valley dweller" in the ancient Celtic language.
-- keepitreal  1/28/2011
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
I guess it's a cute name.
-- Anonymous User  5/30/2011
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
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
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
Devon is Blaine Anderson from Glee's middle name. Blaine Devon Anderson.
-- allibrooke1223  11/2/2012
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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