The name Denver is a boy's name of French, English origin meaning "from Anvers". Denver is ranked #823 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Cowboy Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".
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Before there was Aspen, Denver was the Colorado city name of choice, and it reentered the US Top 1000 in 2015 after a 14 year absence as a stylish two-syllable boys’ name with its trendy -er ending. Its decade of greatest use was the 1920s, when it reached as high as Number 422.
The one noted Denver was actor Denver Pyle, who played Uncle Jesse in The Dukes of Hazzard. The state capital was named for politician James W. Denver, and others who bore the surname were singer John (born John Deutschendorf), and actor Bob, the face of Gilligan's Island.