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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Devon
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Devon in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Devon:
Records indicate that 16,647 girls in the United States have been named Devon since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1991, when 1,204 people in the U.S. were given the name Devon. Those people are now 29 years old.
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Comments about the name Devon
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41 Positive Comments
"my name is devon, devon jane, and at first i didn't like my name, it took some getting used to. many people used to pronounce my name wrong or assume i was a male instead of a female! devon is such a unique name and i am happy it is my name :) ! i do not know anyone else with the name devon or anyone who has experience with my name." Aug. 11, 2017:
"I really like a girl & her name's DEVON!, I love it, so I had to look it up.. I don't know how other girls pull it off, but she certainly is a "Devon". She's so sweet and pretty, and i'm getting the guts together to get her on a date before christmas and get that kiss on New years Eve!" Dec. 16, 2015:
"It's a beautiful name. My sister is A girl named Keith Mary so You can guess unusual names run in my family!" Apr. 24, 2015:
"As a kid I didn't really like my name because I was very aware that other people thought it was a boys name but now I'm older, I really like it. I'm not that girly so having a gender neutral name is good for me and I never have to share my name which I love!
I do wish there was some better nicknames beyond D or Dev but I would recommend this as a good name." Jul. 22, 2014:
"about to name one of our identical twin girls this. loved it for a long time" Sep. 1, 2013:
"I am a girl named Devon. I am glad to have this name because it suits me as it is gender-neutral and I am not a girly girl. It's nice to have a more masculine name. I would have despised a "frilly" or "princess-y" name. I think the name Devon has a certain classy elegance to it as well, but is down to earth and not pretentious. We pronounce my name like "Devin" but most people try to say "De-vaughn."" Jun. 3, 2013:
"Named my daughter Devon Elizabeth as it's an very English name. Suits her perfectly." Aug. 29, 2011:
"My name is Devon Marissa. Yes, I get called a guy. But truly it's really unique. It could be worse i could have a name where everybody has it. devon's the way to be :)" Oct. 20, 2010:
"my names Devon :) im a girl and im the only one in my school called devon..im unique then :D X" Sep. 3, 2010:
"I am a boy named Devon and I think its a great name. People never know how to spell my name correctly though." Mar. 27, 2010:
"I am of English ancestry and named my daughter Devon Paige (Devon from Devonshire in England). I love it and I think she is the only girl in high school with that name. There are several boys but they seem to spell it Devin. I always thought that it was a beautiful name!" Dec. 8, 2009:
"i named my 4 month old daughter Devon Rose. There was a female model in a magazine that I saw years ago with that name and i instantly loved it. At the time, i never knew a single Devon-boy or girl. I teach high school and there are some boy Devins but to me it is a sophisticated sounding feminine name, i guess it's all a matter of opinion. Gender neutral names trend, it may be trending boy now but who cares..." Dec. 3, 2009:
"My name is Devon McKay (leaving my last name off) and I love it. Its unique and different, and there's only one other girl in my school who shares my name. I do wish people would stop calling me de-VON, though. And I also wish there were better nicknames, rather than just D or Dev." Nov. 10, 2009:
"My name is Devon Nicole S. and I absolutely love my name. It sounds so powerful yet innocent. I just wish people would finally realize it is unisex!" Nov. 4, 2009:
"My name is Devon and i am a girl but kids at my school say it is a bot name but i say screw off i love my name" May. 12, 2009:
"My grandaughters name is Devon Nicole and we all just love her name!It really makes her mad when its pronounced De-Von!Please name your child DeVaughn,De-Von,DiVaughn if thats the way you want it pronounced." Mar. 29, 2009:
"I would really like to call my daughter Devon May, so beautiful!" Mar. 22, 2009:
"It's my name too! I'm only 13 but I love it, despite the facts that teachers are always pronouncing it wrong and I've known 2 girls and 3 guys with the same name but spelled differently. Personally, I like the original (ours)" Jan. 30, 2009:
"Like most of us, I didn't appreciate my name when I was younger, but I definitely do now! It's slightly annoying that people think it's a guy's name, but the De-VON pronunciation was by far the most annoying thing for me since...I'm from Chicago where a major street is called Devon Ave, but everyone mispronounces it De-VON!" Jan. 29, 2009:
"well i love my name also people spell it worng they spell it as deveon or daveon im like what ever" Dec. 1, 2008:
"Devon is a great name for a girl and it's currently our favourite name so far for our eagerly awaited little one.
You certainly don't hear it used for girls in the uk very often and that makes it pretty special." Nov. 26, 2008:
"my name is Devon i used to hate it but now i love it when i went to the doctors they always pronounced it as De-Von some people thinks that i'm a boy but i'm not and i also met some other girls and boys named Devon so who ever reabs this and they hate it the name will grow on you and you will love it." Nov. 23, 2008:
"I have the name Devon, and I pronounce it the same way as 'Devin'. When you're young, it's extremely easy for a girl to get aggravated, because the majority of people see the name and, not considering spelling or anything, automatically think you're a boy - which can be embarrassing, especially if they put you into a boy's group for something (it's happened to me several times - 7th grade it was a choir class).
However, when you grow up, especially if you were born in a time frame where many Devon's weren't born, you get to realize how unique it is, which makes someone feel very independent - especially when you're surrounded by 6 'Tiffany's, 3 'Caitlyn's, and 5 'Sarah's." Sep. 6, 2008:
"I LOVE MY NAME. Devon, a girl, and proud of it.
Yess so people think I'm a boy, the military for one, but it's nice to be unique. DeVAUGHN.. oh my goodness I hate that form.
Nice to meet all you Devons. Have a great life you have a great name!" Jul. 27, 2008:
"I AM A GIRL DEVON. WHEN I TURNED 18 I ACTUALLY GOT A REMINDER IN THE MAIL TO REGISTER FOR DRAFT! LOL! i DISLIKED MY NAME AS A CHILD BUT NOW ( ALMOST 30) I HAVE COME TO APPRECIATE IT. MY BEST FRIEND NAMED HER SON DEVON. TO ADD TO THE CONFUSION I NAMED MY SON CHEYENNE." Jul. 9, 2008:
"This is my name and I used to really hate it. Everyone thought I was a boy before they saw me and they ALWAYS pronounced it wrong. What makes it even worse is that there are 4 guys in my school named devon and no girls!
After reading all of these comments, I actually kind of like my name. I'd like to meet another girl devon though." Apr. 18, 2008:
"my daughter's name is Devon, the hospital always pronounced it Dev-ON and it made me so mad, and they would always call her a boy which i had to correct them every time, I love that she has a unique name for a girl." Mar. 26, 2008:
"MY daughters name is Devon and everybody asks me if she was conceved there but theres no way ive never even been to Devon.
When i had my son there were thousends of jokers asking if the next one will be called cornwall." Feb. 6, 2008:
"i like this name for a girl (im pregnant not sure of the sex)
im in the uk and have never heard of another devon?" Jan. 31, 2008:
"I'm a girl Devon. I get it mis-pronounced dev-ON and *hate* that. I have met other girls in my town with the same name and spelling. Actually I've met only one boy. (I'm in Florida). I love my name though." Jan. 29, 2008:
"same with me! every one says thats a boys name and says Dev-on. I've never met a girl Devon before, with any spelling!" Jan. 18, 2008:
"My names Devon. Alot of people tell me its a boy name, or pronounce dev-on. But its pronounced Dev-in. I know a couple boys with the name..but i've never met a girl wit this spelling..but i love my name<3" Jan. 6, 2008:
"I used to dislike it as my name but I've learned to love it, as it's so unique! But often people think it's for a guy, though I'd met plenty of other girl Devons(they all spell it with an "O") and only one boy Devin(guys apparently usually spell it with an "I"). I don't think there's a right or wrong with a name personally. I love mine so there! =P" Nov. 18, 2007:
"My name's Devon, sounded out like dev-IN, but pronounced dev-ON..hmm, well i love it..so deal." Oct. 25, 2007:
"My names Devon && it should be pronouced Devun. but people always mess it up. =)
&& a lot of people at my school seem to think its only a guys name.
&& its pretty amazing to see really how many in the US there are, it surprsied me =)
I love having it for a name though.
Goodbye =]]" Oct. 11, 2007:
"My grandaughter's name. Mispronounced most of the time. Should be pronounced Devun but usually is pronounced De Vaughn. Devon is female and normally her name will be misspelled because people think it is a male name spelled the way it is." Jul. 19, 2007:
"I'm eight years old and I love my name. Because my mom loves Devon, England and she grew up near Devon, Pennsylvania. I'm so happy my name is Devon!" Jun. 8, 2007:
"I love my name! =) But it really makes me mad when people say my name lik Dee-Von! omg i just wanna slap them. I like that it is kinda unusal and its different. Its just not a guys name and I love it!" Dec. 7, 2006:
"One of my best friends' name is Devon and every body thinks I'm talking about a boy when I talk about her.People don't often mispell it,but they do sometimes pronounce it wrong.It's supposed to be said as Devin is said just spelled different.There are quite a few with the name Devon." Oct. 3, 2006:
"People pronounce it wrong and spell it wrong ALL the time. Don't meet many people with this name. It is NOT pronounced "Dee-VON" like everyone seems to say it unfortunately. I'm female by the way." May. 6, 2006:
"This is my name. I've found it's a pretty uncommon one, I only know one other girl my age named it. I like it though. Only problem is when people pronounce the "von" as "vahn", instead of "vihn"." Nov. 22, 2005:
2 Negative Comments
"Its not bad I guess. But weirdly enough, devon is what Americans would call "baloney" here in Australia. I have never known someone with the name Devon. Probably because we would all laugh and question why a parent would name their son or daughter after a roll of meat that we put on school sandwiches. Devons yummy, not a name." Oct. 8, 2013:
"my Name is Devon lolthere is 2 boys in my school with the same name. lol. one of them in my grade and right b4 me abc order lol. it so annoying bc every teacher says it wrong. I would like it if it was spelled different like Devyn or Devan or Deven bc it would not be so difficult to say. lol" Apr. 4, 2009:
22 Neutral Comments
"My name is Devon (pronounced) Duh-von. I was born in 1970. This has always been a girls name as far as I am concerned but times change!" Dec. 30, 2017:
"I'm a 19 year old girl and my names Devon rose I like my name because its what people say is unique. I used to get asked if I was born in Devonshire or if I or my mum lived there and the answer was always no, I was called Devon because my mum liked the name, my nickname has always been 'Dev' but overall my name is unique and I like it" Jan. 29, 2015:
"I'm a 22 year old female and my name is Devon as well! People (professors) tend to spell it Devyn...have no idea where they would get the "y" from!
Just for those asking, Devon means a poet :)" Jan. 31, 2012:
"I am pregnant now and I am thinking about naming my daughter Devon but I do not want her to be picked on for it. My family thinks it is a little weird because they say it is a boys name. My fiance really likes the name too." Aug. 3, 2011:
"My name's devan amber ! :) w/ an A but everyone pronounces it de-von. at one time there were 5 others in my school. 3 girls and 2 guys but now only 2 ! many people say its a pretty name" Dec. 2, 2010:
"My name is Devon, and I am fed up of people thinking that it's just a boys name!!! I am so glad that there are other girls called Devon in the world :) I have never met any other Devon's! When I tell people my name I am sometimes asked: 'Were you conceieved/born there?' this REALLY annoys me lol. My brother used Devon as a middle name for his daughter! :)" Oct. 15, 2010:
"my name is Devon Josiphine Mckay i always thought it was very unique but i now have a class with a girl also named devon and i hate it.... her last name also starts with a M so her name is right after mine in role call she cant get it through her head that my kast name comes b-fore mine it drives me crazy Oo
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"My name is Devon Marie and I think my name is awesome! As nicknames go I get called Dev, Devo, but my fav is from my best friend who calls me Devs. It is cute and sporty which fits my personality." Aug. 8, 2010:
"i hate being called a girl cause my name is devon!" Feb. 6, 2010:
"DEVON IS A BOY NAME I DONT CARE WA YA THINK ITS BOY NAME TOO" Oct. 23, 2009:
"I'm a 30 year old girl named Devon. I was in third year university before I met another girl named Devon, which was neat. It caused me a bit of grief as a kid, but mostly I appreciated having a unique name. Having a gender neutral name served me well sometimes I think too." Sep. 8, 2009:
"i am named after my aunt an i luv it most people yes kall meh de-von but heyy thats them most people du have somthing tew say but my dads name is kevin an idc if people think it shuld b spelld different but yes ;lik mosst people named devon i wish it was spelld devyn i think its cute" Sep. 1, 2009:
"It's my name :) I wish it was spelled Devyn instead of Devon because people get really annoying with mispronunciations. but i don't mine it too much. i just wish there were better nicknames for my name.. seriously" Apr. 26, 2009:
"It's my daughter's name & of course I love it!
I've loved that name since I first heard it 15 years ago. My cousin was pregnant & was hoping for a girl. She wanted to name her Devon. She had a boy,, luckily for me : )" Mar. 31, 2009:
"I am a 10th grader in high school and haveing this name people always say stuff about it but I love my name!! I always get mistaken for a boy and it really made me mad at first but now I dont mind it because i would much rather be with the boys that the high school girls!!! I have never met another girl with the same name so i like haveing a name no one else has!" Dec. 10, 2008:
"I am currently 34 weeks pregnant and like the name Devon and am considering calling my wee girl Devon but i'm trying to find out what it means as well" Nov. 4, 2008:
"My name is Devon!
I don't get why people assume I'm a guy, or that it's pronounced Dev-ON..I hate that. I never knew other girls had the name Devon spelled with an "O"! I've come across Devin, Davon's and even a Devinne pronounced Dev-in, but never spelled as mine is. It's a great name and I'm sticking with it!!!" Sep. 14, 2008:
"My name is Devon too! And yes a lot of people assume that I am a guy and pronounce it wrong as well. When I was younger I hated it because it was not a common name. However, now that I am older I have come to love having a name that I don't share with many other people. I have met a couple other girls and guys with the same name through out the years though. It's a great name!" Aug. 14, 2008:
"it iz pronounced Dee-Von for a guy and devin for a girl that iz the diffrence. I'm a male so mine iz devon.." Jul. 12, 2008:
"I love the name Devon. It's on the top of my list for baby names. It's one of the only names that I would use for a girl or a boy and I would pronounce it the same way for both." Feb. 26, 2008:
"I have never met another girl named Devon before. When people hear my name, they usually say "Isn't that a boys name?" Even though my parents have always told me 'on' is the girl's spelling and 'in' is the boys, I still see boys who have the 'on' ending." Aug. 19, 2007:
"My name is Devon...I swear, the first day of school, every single one of my teachers mispronounced my name! And they always want to spell it with an i...All the other people I've met that have this name are boys, and are usually African-American...And don't even get me started on personalized stuff. It just doesn't exist.
But I love my name anyways. :)" Nov. 25, 2006:
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