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Gender: Male Meaning of Deacon: "messenger, servant" Origin of Deacon: Greek Deacon's Popularity in 2017: #502

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 Cool Cowboy Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

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.

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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
Deacon Johnson (b. 2006), son of American actor Don Johnson
John Deacon, bassist of Queen

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"
"Deacon Blues," song by Steely Dan on their 1977 album "Aja"
Deacon, vampire in Taika Waititi's film, "What We Do in the Shadows"

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