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Gender: M Meaning of Deacon: "messenger, servant" Origin of Deacon: Greek Deacon's Popularity in 2015: #453

This name was transposed from the word for a church officer to a baby name when Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe chose it for their son, after a baseball player ancestor, and Don Johnson followed suit. Its popularity also got a boost from Nashville character Deacon Claybourne -- only to fall a bit in 2015.

Famous People Named Deacon

James Thomas "Deacon" McGuire, American baseball player
David D. "Deacon" Jones, American NFL football player
Carroll Elmer "Deacon" Jones, American baseball pitcher
James Laurie "Deacon" White, American baseball player
Deacon John Moore, American R&B musician
Deacon Tehanakore Manu, New Zealand-born Fijian rugby union player
Deacon Reese Phillippe, son of actors Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe
Deacon Frey, son of musician Glenn Frey of The Eagles

Pop Culture References for the name Deacon

Deacon Claybourne, character on TV's "Nashville"
Deacon Slemp, sadist in Nathanael West's "A Cool Million" (1934)
Deacon "Deke" Kaye, character in the movie "S.W.A.T."
Deacon Frost, character in Marvel Comics
Deacon, character in video game, Fallout 4
Deacon Blue, Scottish rock band
Deacon Hatcher, character in book series "The Program"

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