The name Deacon is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "messenger, servant". Deacon is ranked #486 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Cowboy Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Name Your Own Family, Choose Their Family".
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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