Gender: Male Meaning of Denver: "from Anvers" Origin of Denver: English or French place-name and surname Denver's Popularity in 2018: #677

Denver Origin and Meaning

The name Denver is a boy's name of French, English origin meaning "from Anvers".

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.

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Rank in US: #677

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Kelly Furrows Says:


We're considering this one for our upcoming baby boy. It has a cool, Western feel. I'm actually surprised it isn't more popular.

Skittlewiddles Says:


This just sounds like a cool name to have. Strong, unique, but recognizable with a sense of adventure!

hwarren7 Says:


Love this name for a boy. Strong, masculine, and unique but not too crazy.

LadyOh Says:


To me, this is still a place-name that I can't use on a child. I could see it on a little girl though!