English or French place-name and surname
"from Anvers"

Denver Origin and Meaning

The name Denver is a boy's name of French, English origin meaning "from Anvers".

Before there was Aspen, Denver was the Colorado city name of choice, and it reentered the US Top 1000 in 2015 after a 14 year absence as a stylish two-syllable boys’ name with its trendy -er ending. Its decade of greatest use was the 1920s, when it reached as high as Number 422.

The one noted Denver was actor Denver Pyle, who played Uncle Jesse in The Dukes of Hazzard. The state capital was named for politician James W. Denver, and others who bore the surname were singer John (born John Deutschendorf), and actor Bob, the face of Gilligan's Island.

# 512 in the US

Denver Rank in US Top 1000

# 955 on Nameberry

Denver Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Denver Popularity

Famous People Named Denver

  • John Denver (born Henry John Deutschendorf Jr)American singer and activist
  • Denver Dell PyleAmerican actor
  • Denver Derricoson of Karen and Deon Derrico, twin featured on TLC’s ‘Doubling Down with the Derricos’

Denver in Pop Culture

  • DenverColorado, USA
  • Denver the Last DinosaurAmerican,French animated series
  • Denverpseudonym of Daniel Ramos, one of the main characters in series “Money Heist”