"church official"

Dean Origin and Meaning

The name Dean is a boy's name of English origin meaning "church official".

Dean may sound to some like a retro surfer boy name, but it is once again climbing up the popularity chart in the USA. For decades it was associated with Dean (born Dino) Martin; more recent representatives include Dean Cain, Dean McDermott and Dean Koontz -- not to mention Jared Padalecki's dreamy Dean Forester in Gilmore Girls.

# 159 in the US

Dean Rank in US Top 1000

# 191 on Nameberry

Dean Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Dean Popularity

Famous People Named Dean

  • Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti)American singer and actor
  • (David) Dean Rusk54th U.S. Secretary of State
  • Dean Gooderham Acheson51st U.S. Secretary of State
  • Dean McDermottCanadian,American actor
  • Dean George CainAmerican actor
  • Dean Ambrose (born Jonathan Good)American professional wrestler
  • Dean PotterAmerican rock climber and extreme athlete
  • Dean Ray KoontzAmerican novelist
  • Dean Anthony FertitaAmerican rock musician
  • Dean HaleAmerican novelist
  • Dean TorrenceAmerican musician of duo Jan & Dean
  • Dean Ween (born Michael Melchiondo)American guitarist formerly of Ween
  • Dean Stanley GeyerSouth African,Australian Actor/Singer
  • Dean Joseph NorrisAmerican actor
  • Dean HaglundCanadian actor
  • (Robert) Dean StockwellAmerican actor
  • Dean WintersAmerican actor
  • Dean Edwards SmithAmerican college basketball coach
  • Dean Patrick CaliguireAmerican NFL football player
  • (Wilmer) Dean ChanceAmerican baseball player
  • Dinko "Dean" LukinAustralian Olympic weightlifter
  • Dean MalenkoAmerican pro wrestler
  • Dean LeRoy McAdamsAmerican NFL football player
  • Dean ObeidallahAmerican comedian
  • Dean William PalmerAmerican baseball player
  • Dean SchofieldEnglish rugby union player
  • Dean Barrett ZelinskyAmerican guitar maker
  • Dean WhareNew Zealand rugby league player
  • Dean Danny Benjamin Pattersonson of model Anansa Sims & David Patterson
  • Dean Gibbonsmember of Irish boyband HomeTown
  • DEAN (styled as DΞΔNborn Kwon Hyuk), Korean singer,songwriter and producer
  • Dean Turner Saliman (b. 2012)son of American actress Bree Turner

Dean in Pop Culture

  • Dean Winchestermain character on The CW's "Supernatural"
  • Dean Thomascharacter in the Harry Potter series
  • Jason "J.D." Deancharacter from the movie/musical "Heathers"
  • Dean Stantoncharacter in the film "The Green Mile" based on the Stephen King novel of the same name
  • Dean Perreiracharacter in 2010 film "Blue Valentine"
  • Dean McMullencharacter in "Blue Lagoon: The Awakening"
  • Dean Forrestercharacter on TV's "Gilmore Girls"
  • Dean Sampsoncharacter in film "She's All That"
  • Dean Moriartycharacter in Jack Kerouac's "On the Road"
  • Dean Wickscharacter on British soap "EastEnders"
  • Dean Iversoncharacter on TV's "Gracepoint"
  • Dean Venturemain character in animated series "The Venture Bros."
  • Dean Waltoncharacter on TV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation"
  • Dean Arbagastcharacter in DC Universe
  • The Forest of Deanin Gloucestershire, England
  • Dean Dominocharacter in video game 'Fallout: New Vegas, Dead Money'