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.
# 174 in the US
Dean Rank in US Top 1000
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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'