The meaning of names

My name is Dean.

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

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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."

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

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

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It might just be a combination of them all.


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Name Directories
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namenerds.com - A site of Celtic names.
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