Gender: Female Meaning of Dean: "church official" Origin of Dean: English

Dean Origin and Meaning

The name Dean is a girl's name of English origin meaning "church official".

Like many passé boys' names, this one sounds fresh again for girls.

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fearlessfirefly Says:


Nadine works much better.

kyseitz Says:


I just heard this name (for a girl that is) and I think it is growing on me! I have a friend who made Monroe the middle name of her baby girl recently and I was quite taken with it. I am feeling the same reaction to this as a middle name for a girl.

ladimon Says:


I actually love this name for a girl.

Poppet93 Says:


Dean is not a girl's name. Dean is like the name of the blokiest bloke at a building site. You may as well call her Brian or Kevin!

Bobcat108 Says:


Diane Keaton's daughter being Dexter Dean hasn't changed my opinion on either name: I simply can't see them as girls' names.

xsupernaturalx Says:


This name is far too masculine to work for a girl, sorry. (Dean Winchester!)

Guest Says:


I liked Dean for a girl until I saw the movie Neighbors where that idea was made fun of, something like "her name is Dean! that's terrible" (but it was really her title)