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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Donovan

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Donovan in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Donovan:

  • Records indicate that 49,291 boys in the United States have been named Donovan since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2003, when 2,209 people in the U.S. were given the name Donovan. Those people are now 17 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      6 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Donavon and my name sounds like it's spelled wrong but it's not. I Love my name but some people sometimes call me doughnut van because of my name and my weight but I don't care I like my name no matter what" May. 14, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is what we will be naming our son. I love this name. Strong, masculine, not common, and great meanings" Nov. 5, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name, I was born in 2003, but most of my friends call me Donny. Ive gotten a bunch of compliments on my name and I love it so much!" Aug. 4, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My nephew is named Donovan and we get a lot of compliments on it! I love it!" May. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Donovan in 1998, after the Scottish singer/songwriter Donovan Leitch. This fall we went to a Donovan concert and our son actually got to go up on stage and meet the famous singer! It was so cool. We are having our second baby in a few weeks and choosing a name has been really tough!" Jan. 29, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Donovan when he was born in 2003. It is the name of his dad's friend and we liked it so that's what we picked. I haven't come across anyone else with that name yet, which is kind of nice, and we always get comments on what a strong sounding name it is. :) Betty D Alberta, Canada" Jun. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      2 Neutral Comments

  • "My husband is Donovan and it's an awesome not-too-common name :)" Apr. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Donovan, and I like the fact that few people around me have it as their first name. However, I cross too much confusion from people considering it a last name and/or spelling and pronouncing it incorrectly." Jun. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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