The meaning of names

My name is Dean.

The name Dean is an English name meaning: Head, Leader, or Master.


It could have been a surname for a person holding the ecclesiastical title of dean, or the servant of such a person. This title is derived from the Latin word deacanus, which means "leader of ten priests."


It might be a respelling of Dino, a shortened form of the Italian name Bernardino, which means "Strong Bear".


It could also be derived from the name "denu", an Old English word meaning "Valley dweller."


It might just be a combination of them all.

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