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Gender: M Meaning of Deacon: "messenger, servant" Origin of Deacon: Greek Deacon's Popularity in 2014: #421

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 is continuing to rise, likely due to Nashville character Deacon Claybourne, reaching Number 421 in 2014.

Famous People Named Deacon

Deacon Reese Phillippe, son of American actress Reese Witherspoon and actor Ryan Phillippe
Deacon Frey, son of Eagles musician Glenn Frey

Pop Culture References for the name Deacon

Deacon Claybourne, character on the U.S. show "Nashville"
Deacon Slemp, sadist in Nathanael West's "A Cool Million" (1934)
Deacon "Deke" Kaye, from the movie "S.W.A.T."
Deacon Frost, character appearing in the Marvel Universe. He appears in The Tomb of Dracula and in the Blade limited series.
Deacon, character and potential companion in video game, Fallout 4

Deekon, Deecon, Deakin