The name Deacon is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "messenger, servant". Deacon is ranked #502 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Boy Baby Names Moving Up Fast and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop 2, add 1 -- BOYS".
From the experts:
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 recent years.